Research & reports

Title: Local Road Users Survey 2016

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 19th September 2018
Date published/launched: September 2018

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The 2016 Local Road Users Survey outlines public attitudes towards buses, cycling and walking.

At 33%, cycle lanes which are separate from motor traffic were the top factor to get more people cycling while 28% of people disagreed that cycling facilities in their area were good.

30% of respondents agreed that they would be willing to cycle more for journeys in their local area.

Among those unwilling to cycle more, the main barriers were not having access to a bike
(32%), being too old or unfit (23%) and not liking cycling (21%).

In terms of walking, 69% agreed that they would be willing to walk more for journeys in their local area.

For those who were unwilling to walk more, the main barriers were the journey would take too long (46%), having health or disability issues (26%) and not liking walking in general (16%).

Factors which would potentially motivate citizens to walk more related to a mix of:

The physical road facilities such as well-lit streets, better maintained and wider pavements.

How the respondent felt while walking whether they felt fit or healthy and safe (from crime or behaviour from other road users).

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