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This site provides detailed information on the sand dunes of the Sefton coast in North West England
 
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Quality of Coastal Towns Interreg IIc Project
Visitor and Traffic Counts
Visitor Counts
The aim of this survey was to count the number of visitors to the Merseyside coast on a selected date. This information can then be compared with existing visitor data to estimate present and future visitor numbers, and trends in visitor use.
The count took place between on Sunday 20th August 2000 between 10am - 6pm. Midweek counts also took place between 10am - 4pm.
The following is summary data of the findings of this survey. Full data can be viewed at the Sefton Coast Website.
Results
Site
Counts (No. of visitors)
Sun 20th August
Midweek
Formby Natoinal Trust
3660
2640
Hall Road, Crosby
2890
1820
Crosby Marina
2840
-
Ainsdale
2570
1900
Lifeboat Road, Formby
1570
830
Central Crosby
1080
-
Fisherman's Path
580
-
Ravenmeols
340
-
 
Traffic Counts
The aim of this survey was to assess traffic usage of the coastal sites to determine which sites and visiting times are most popular with car users.
The counts took place from 16th August - 4th September 2000
Results
Site
am Peak
pm Peak
Hours
Flow
Hours
Flow
Hall Road, Crosby
1100-1200
260
1500-1600
441
Ainsdale Beach
1100-1200
190
1500-1800
300
Crosby Marina
1100- 1200
90
1400-1700
167
Mariners Road
1100-1200
65
1600-1700
100
Lifeboat Road 1
1100-1200
50
1600-1700
68
 
The data show that the Hall Road, Crosby site attracts the greatest number of cars. The data show that across all Sefton sites surveyed the peak traffic flows in the morning were between 1100-1200. However in the afternoon peak traffic flows varied between sites.
For more information about this project email dunes@hope.ac.uk at Liverpool Hope University.
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Liverpool Hope University worked with English Nature and the
Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project.