Department for Transport urgently seeks local authority transport data to aid Covid-19 response

March 26 2020

ITS (UK) is supporting Executive Member the Department for Transport in sourcing data sets of transport movements from local authorities across the country.  The data will be used to support the Government’s policies to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Department is keen to source data sets in the following areas, especially for local roads:

  • Traffic flow (ie count, not speed)
  • Traffic movement (eg trip length and ODs)
  • Parking
  • Cycle and pedestrian movements

Authorities are asked to share data about any of these with the DfT as soon as possible.  The data needs to be already readily available and updated daily.  The DfT does not need processing, just the raw data set.

Members who have clients or contacts within Local Authorities are asked to pass this request on, so it reaches as many people as possible.

The Department says this is an urgent request so please only get in contact if you have a) data available and b) have the authority to supply it and can do so with a minimum of paperwork.=

Andy Graham of White Willow Consulting is co-ordinating this on behalf of the Department.  Please email him via ITS (UK) at

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