National Monitoring Framework


The National Monitoring Framework project measures the levels of cycling across Scotland.

Our goal is for all regions across Scotland to have a strategic monitoring system in place to provide data towards monitoring the levels of cycling in Scotland. The National Monitoring Framework uses fixed counters and temporary cameras, complementing existing monitoring schemes to build a picture of cycling rates across the country.

Since the project began in 2017, we have established over 60 automatic cycle counters and currently perform biannual temporary counts at 100 sites across Scotland, working in partnership with 27 local authorities.

All data can be accessed on our Active Travel Open Data Portal (ATOD).

The framework is funded by Transport Scotland and does not require financial contribution from those who take part.

If you would like to use the National Monitoring Framework to better understand cycling levels in your region, please contact