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Temporary video cameras in Peterborough monitor use of local cycle network

Info collected at 60 locations will also help identify where work is needed

Dozens of temporary cameras have been erected in Peterborough as the local council aims to get an insight into how people use the city’s cycle routes.

Matt Barber, sustainable travel partner at Peterborough City Council, told Peterborough Today that cameras had been put in place at approximately 60 locations throughout the city.

“The data gathered will be used to generate a fresh understanding of the number of cyclists on the network and will identify the links that are most heavily used,” he explained.

“This information will then be used to pinpoint areas where we can work to encourage more people to cycle, as well as to identify any additional improvement works that can be undertaken.”

In 2004, Peterborough was chosen by the Department for Transport as one of three Sustainable Transport Demonstration Towns, the others being Worcester and Darlington.
 

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