City Centre Footfall Trends

BID footfall cameras track footfall across the retail district giving trends vs same weekly/monthly trends last year.

Weeks run Sunday to Saturday with data provided by Springboard from 5 cameras: Market Street, St Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street, King Street and Exchange Square (Arndale Steps).

From March 2021, post reopening of the city centre, we are reporting 2021 v 2019, to help track recovery against pre-pandemic. 

The weekly breakdown is available by area from Tuesday afternoons.


Week 20: 16th – 22nd  May Indoor hospitality and entertainment reopens from 17th
Week 15: 11th – 17th April Non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality reopens from 12th
Week 14: 4th -10th  April England still in lockdown

A monthly breakdown is available mid month, the month post.


If you require any historical reporting, please email


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