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Five million vehicles a week in and out of Cambridge

More than five million vehicles drive in and out of Cambridge every week and more than half of the cars are diesels.

The figures come from the Greater Cambridge Partnership following one of the largest traffic surveys of it's kind.

Traffic on the A14 near Cambridge Credit: ITV Anglia

The survey was carried out over an eight day period in June using Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.

More than 90 cameras were installed temporarily around the city, covering an area between the historic city centre and the A14 and M11 surrounding the city.

"This traffic survey provides us with robust evidence and an even greater understanding of vehicle use in Cambridge. We will be using this data to inform future transport projects for the city."

– Councillor Francis Burkitt, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership