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2007 Sadberge Parish Plan

TRAFFIC SURVEY

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A traffic survey was carried out on Wednesday 12-Jul-2006.

Previous traffic surveys had been carried out in 1997 and 2004.

The 2006 traffic survey covered vehicles passing through (a) the central crossroads, (b) the Stockton Road / Norton Road junction and (c) the junction where the new slip road from the A66 meets Middleton Road.  The survey counted vehicles turning in each possible direction at each junction during each 15-minute period between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  The count was done by category of vehicle --- pedal cycles, motor cycles, cars / vans, buses, light commercial and heavy commercial --- so we have a lot of detailed data about vehicle movements in Sadberge on the day of the survey.

A team of professional enumerators covered the busy periods (7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., 12 noon - 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.), with local volunteers covering the periods in between.

See below for links that enable you to view or download the results of the traffic survey.

Some particular results from the traffic survey:
  >> The traffic through the central crossroads peaks at a little over 1,200 vehicles per hour during the busy periods.  That's one vehicle every 3 seconds!
  >> There was a significant increase in the traffic in Sadberge between 1997 and 2004, and the high volume of traffic has been maintained since then.
  >> The increase in traffic on Middleton Road between 1997 and 2004 was more than 2,200 vehicles per.(12-hour) day.
 
Results from the Traffic Survey
  >> Follow this link to see a graphical display of some key results from the traffic survey.
  >> To download a summary of the results from the traffic survey (in PDF format), right-click here and select Save target as from the pop-up menu.

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