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Help needed with town traffic survey

Town traffic survey

Traffic crops up far more than any other topic in requests and complaints to the Council. To address issues such as speeding, dangerous junctions, lack of amenity in the town centre, and parking and commuter traffic, the Council needs to have a clear picture of traffic movements within and through the town, including vehicles parking to access shops. To do this, we’re conducting a traffic survey and we're asking for volunteers to help us!

How can I help?

We can use the last three digits of number plates to tag cars and track their movements across the town. You’ll stand at the roadside and make a note of numbers and directions. Then we’ll use a program to input and assess the data.

When is it?

We’re doing two surveys (term time and not): Tuesday 31 August and Tuesday 14 September, probably 07:00–09:00; 12:00–14:00; and 16:30–18:30.

Where would I be standing?

At any of six locations:

• Five Ways

• Enstone Crossroads

• Nine Acres/Thames St corner

• Station roundabout

• Spendlove entrance

• Browns Lane/Church St junction

So if you can spare a couple of hours on either day – or if you can manage all of the slots on both days – message us via the site, or text or call James on 07792 375423.


Organisers: Tony Merry and James Styring (Town Councillors), and Richard Fairhurst

James Styring · Tue 10 Aug 2021, 11:26 · Link

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