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Pedestrian Counts, Glasgow City Centre

Over the last decade Glasgow City Council has commissioned a survey of pedestrians and cyclists entering and leaving the city. The graph below shows counts of pedestrians moving in and out of the city centre based on a survey in the period 2009 - 2018.
Glasgow Pedestrian Cordon Count 2009 2018click on graph to expand

There has been a 19% increase in pedestrian trips into and out of the city over the period 2009-2018, representing an annual rise of 2% per year. In 2018, the cordon count survey recorded nearly 103,000 trips into and out of the city centre per day, a rise of 5% over the previous year. 

Notes
Glasgow City Council has undertaken annual surveys since 2007 to evaluate the number of pedestrians and cyclists entering and leaving the city as part of the annual monitoring of active travel patterns. The data presented here are from 2009 onwards.  

A total of 35 sites form a cordon around the centre of the city and are monitored between 6:00am and 8:00pm over two successive days each September. All pedestrian and cycle movement at these locations, to and from the city, are counted.

Illustration of the Cordon Count Recording Sites
Pedestrian cordon count map 2017
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Further information on the results of the 2018 Cordon Count survey can be found here.

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