Traffic monitoring

The Travel in Bracknell report provides information about the annual state and change of travel behaviour in and around the borough. Its scope includes a review of the current number of rail passengers, traffic volumes, bus patronage, and pedestrian and cycling movement.

Traffic flows on the network have been monitored since 1992. The Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997 requires local authorities to produce an assessment of existing levels of local road traffic and regularly monitor traffic levels against targets for traffic reduction.

An objective of the annual Travel in Bracknell report is to establish changes in the level of travel and traffic flow and compare this to the targets set out in the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Transport Plan 2006 to 2011. In April 2011 the borough adopted its third local transport plan. This aims to build on the trend of increasing use of sustainable modes, easing congestion and improving the reliability of journey times on the borough's roads.

To assess whether the borough is currently meeting its objectives we will continue to use a baseline year of 2003 to 2004 and record growth or decline against this.

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