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In 2016 Bedford had 65 count points.

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Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

It is the responsibility of the user to decide which data are most appropriate for their purpose, and if DfT road link level traffic estimates are used, to make a note of the limitations in any published material.

DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others.

The data tables available to download here contain two columns - Estimation_method and Estimation_method_detailed – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.

Bedford 2016 count points

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Count Point id Road Road category Start Junction End Junction Length (miles) AADF all years (CSV)
7083 A6 PA A5134 A5141 0.99 Download
7121 A4280 PA A6 Kimbolton Road roundabout 0.25 Download
7711 A5141 PA A428(T) A6 0.43 Download
7994 A600 PA Union St A5141 0.43 Download
8288 A6 PA A6 Cauldwell St A6 St Pauls Square 0.19 Download
8393 A4280 PA A6 Harpur St 0.31 Download
8719 A603 PA A5140 B562 Eastcotts Rd 0.87 Download
16165 A6 PA Rope Walk roundabout Cauldwell St 0.19 Download
17082 A4280 PA Norse Rd A421 0.81 Download
17275 A600 PA A5134 Elstow Rd 0.81 Download
17944 A5141 PA A6(T) A5141 Prebend St 0.25 Download
18273 A6 PA St Peter's St Harpur St 0.12 Download
18435 A428 PA A422 A5134 0.68 Download
26170 A6 PA A5141 A6 Apthill Road roundabout 0.19 Download
27150 A4280 PA Deep Spinney, Great Denham A5141 1.49 Download
27997 A6 PA A5141 A600 roundabout 0.25 Download
28317 A4280 PA Harpur St High St 0.06 Download
28422 A6 PA Harpur St Union St 0.31 Download
29054 A6 PA Cut Throat Lane, Bedford LA Boundary 9.07 Download
36081 A1 TA A421 Chawston A428/A1 Junction nr Wyboston Leisure park 1.37 Download
36173 A6 PA St Paul's Sq A428 0.19 Download
37176 A4280 PA Kimbolton Road roundabout A5140 0.81 Download
37823 A5141 PA A5141 Cauldwell St A428 0.81 Download
38262 A5141 PA Prebend St Kingsway 0.06 Download
38371 A6 PA A428(T) St Paul's Sq 0.5 Download
38403 A4280 PA Dame Alice Street Tavistock Street 0.12 Download
46178 A600 PA Elstow Rd A6 0.19 Download
47353 A600 PA A5134 A5134 0.56 Download
47881 A5140 PA A6 A603 0.31 Download
48246 A6 PA A5141 A6 St Marys St 0.12 Download
48355 A600 PA A428 Clapham Rd 0.19 Download
48753 A6 PA Horne Lane High St 0.12 Download
56583 A5134 PA A6 A600 1.37 Download
57113 A5140 PA A603 A428 1.06 Download
57763 A4280 PA A5141 A6 0.25 Download
58071 A428 PA LA Boundary A422 4.6 Download
58128 A422 PA LA Boundary A428 3.17 Download
70248 A603 PA A5134 A421 0.31 Download
73035 A1 TA A1 spur LA boundary 0.12 Download
73036 A428 TA A1 spur LA boundary 1.24 Download
75208 A6 PA St Paul's Sq (south side) St Paul's Sq (north side) 0.06 Download
75209 A6 PA Horne Lane High St 0.06 Download
75210 A1 TA A428 A1 spur 0.37 Download
75211 A1 TA A1 main route A428 0.25 Download
75212 A428 TA A1 main route A1 spur 0.43 Download
77213 A600 PA A5141 Cut Throat Lane 0.12 Download
77214 A4280 PA A5140 Norse Rd 1.43 Download
77215 A603 PA B562 Eastcotts Rd A5134 0.62 Download
80711 A421 TA A5134 A421 split 0.75 Download
81153 A421 TA A428(T) A1(T) 4.72 Download
81281 A421 TA LA boundary A5134 2.3 Download
81283 A6 PA LA Boundary A421(T) 3.11 Download
81285 A600 PA Shortstown LA Boundary 2.92 Download
81286 A603 PA A421(T) LA Boundary 3.11 Download
81289 A1 TA LA Boundary A421 Chawston 0.68 Download
81509 A428 PA A5134 A428 0.31 Download
81510 A4280 PA A428 Deep Spinney, Great Denham 0.43 Download
81511 A428 PA A421 A6 3.17 Download
81517 A600 PA n/a (roundabout) A421 0.87 Download
99313 A421 TA A6(T) A600 1.86 Download
99314 A421 TA A603 A428 2.49 Download
99316 A421 TA A600 A603 0.75 Download
99317 A6 PA A421 A5134 0.56 Download
99318 A600 PA A421 A5134 0.19 Download
99947 A421 TA A421 split A6 0.5 Download


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