Cycle Counts

Every year, the Cycling Action Group conducts cycle counts.  These generally take place in September in the morning peak period.  The results may be summarised as follows:

Graph
Year19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Longmead Road: Blenheim High School629910911210388138146140146118888889849399113951261269399
Pound La / Temple Rd / Lower Court Rd497072721061099297135119121150146132165173176178148
Waterloo Road / Station Approach5172716998901121131061111051201091311081321121231391211156185
East Street / Hook Road11011910991103103102809389101110108123119108969983767562
Ewell High St / Spring St / London Rd9489647883916157596163746184735362
South Street / West Street442835432754
Dorking Road / Wells Road5558487064448477
High St / Waterloo Rd / Ashley Rd9611394

Over the years, the counts have generally shown a significant increase only after a major improvement in the cycling infrastructure, such as:

  • The cycle route along Dorking Road
  • The Longmead Road cycle path
  • The Pound Lane cycle track and toucan crossing of Hook Road
  • The installation of additional cycle parking stands at Epsom station.

However, a number of occurrences have limited cyclist numbers:

  • Discontinued use of cycles by postal workers.
  • Fewer people going to work because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.