Traffic Surveys

St John's Road, Corstorphine

 

1931 Survey

On a recent visit to Corstorphine Heritage Trust's museum at the Heritage Centre, Corstorphine, I was interested to read this survey of traffic passing along St John's Road, Corstorphine.

St John's Road is part of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Road, at Corstorphine, about 3 miles to the west of the centre of Edinburgh.

I was interested to see the many British cars and the large number of trams that were recorded in the survey.

Survey Results  -  1931

Transport Survey, St John's Road, Corstorphine  -  1931
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Corstorphine Trust.

 

2011 Survey

I visited  Corstorphine, today and counted the vehicles passing along St John's Road.  I stood just to the west of the junction with Clermiston Road.

There were too many vehicles to count both directions at the same time, so I counted:

-  for one hour from 4pm, vehicles travelling east, then

-  for one hour from 5pm, vehicles travelling west

Here are the results, set out in the same format as for the 1931 survey.

Survey Results  -  2011

Vehicles on St John's Road in 2011

Vehicles observed over one hour travelling east then one hour travelling west by Peter Stubbs.

Monday 12 April 2011 from 4pm   -  Weather - sunny and mild

MOTOR CARS

Alfa Romeo

3

Total - 1270

Audi

59

BMW

75

Chevrolet

4

Chrysler

3

Citroen

45

Daihatsu

1

Daewoo

4

Fiat

23

Ford

161

Honda

49

Hyundai

24

Jaguar

16

Jeep

5

Kia

24

Land Rover

15

Lexus

7

Lotus

3

Mazda

20

Mercedes

42

MG

4

Mini

27

Mitsubishi

9

Nissan

54

Opal

2

Peugeot

65

Porsche

3

Range Rover

5

Renault

67

Rover

8

Saab

10

Seat

21

Skoda

30

Smart

1

Subaru

6

Suzuki

19

Toyota

60

Vauxhall

156

Volvo

18

VW

117

Other (caravanette)

2

Other
(not identified)

3

BIKES

Motor Bikes

16

Total - 37

Scooter

1

Push Bikes

20

PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL

Bus

75

Total - 361

Coach

29

Taxi

143

Lorry

5

Van

107

Ambulance

1

Fire Engine

1

TOTAL NUMBER OF VEHICLES - 1,668

To the City 798

From the City  870                                                                Average Number per minute  28

 

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