Downing Street cycle contraflow lane

Downing Street cycle contraflow lane

In response to complaints about a lorry loading outside the ‘Rat and Parrot’, we did some cycle counts.

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006
Weather: rainy

A 4-bank tally counter was used. Both pedestrians and cyclists were counted over a half hour period from 08:40 to 09:10 who passed down or up Downing St outside the Cambridge Building Society.

In only 30 minutes:

Total cyclists: 475
Total pedestrians: 320

The PEAK 5 mins for cyclists was 09:00-09:05 with 119 cyclists all but 13 of who entered Downing Street.

This equates to a flow rate of over 1250 cyclists per hour.

For Peds the peak 5 mins was 08:50-08:55 with 77 peds and all but 8 were entering Downing St.