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:

Cycle Counts
Year1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Longmead Road: Blenheim High School6299109112103881381461401461188888898493991139512612693
Pound La / Temple Rd / Lower Court Rd497072721061099297135119121150146132165173176178
Waterloo Road / Station Approach51727169989011211310611110512010913110813211212313912111561
East Street / Hook Road110119109911031031028093891011101081231191089699837675
Ewell High St / Spring St / London Rd94896478839161575961637461847353
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.