Real-time data from Camden’s video-based cycle counters at 25 locations
At the left below is a list of all the counters in Camden with the total number of cycles counted by each yesterday (in both directions). The middle column shows the most recent 4+ weeks of daily counts for a selected location, select any counter in the list to show its recent counts. To compare them with counts for previous weeks, enter a number in the box. The graph below the daily counts chart shows yesterday’s hourly counts for the same counter.
The source data is available to all via Camden Open Data. Note that all automatic counters are capable of producing anomalies, gaps in the data and errors of classification.
Since late 2020 Camden Council has commissioned a network of Vivacity computer vision-based traffic counters to assist with the planning and monitoring of Camden’s safe cycling network. Data from the counters is available to all via the Camden Open Data platform. We have developed this browser to offer more convenient access to recent and historic daily cycle counts in both tabular and graphical form. Raw data for a selected counter can be copied from the right-hand column and pasted into a spreadsheet for further analysis.
This is a Beta version of the Browser. Further features can be added in response to questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vivacity computer vision algorithhm is remarkably robust and accurate when the cameras are correctly set up and nothing disturbs their view. Unfortunately a few of the counters listed above have anomolies in their initial set-up, traffic diversions or changes to the carriageway that can result in missing or misleading results.
The table below records anomolies and errors observed for specific counters. It will be updated as problems arise and are dealt with.[Google Sheet]
Locations and orientations of the Vivacity cameras in Camden
Here is an interactive map showing the positions and orientations of the Camden Phase 2 counters. It is derived automatically from this Google Sheet which was used to crowd-source additional information about the counters (their compass orientation, required in order to make sense of the count_in and count_out data values).
Another interactive map of the counter sites, hosted at Camden Open Data can be viewed below. Each counter is represented by a trio of dots. To view the counts, zoom in to a dot trio and then roll over each of the 3 dots.
Phase 1: magnetic counters on Royal College Street
Between 2015 and mid-2021 magnetic counters were installed at two locations on Royal College Street and one on Pancras Road. They are no longer operational but we recorded data and annual summaries from them which can be viewed on this page.