The Department for Transport has published findings from the second phase of its research into public attitudes towards traffic, road use and low-traffic neighbourhoods in England.
The first phase of the research focused on public attitudes to traffic and road use, while the second phase explored the views of residents in and around four low-traffic neighbourhoods, investigating:
- attitudes towards government action in local neighbourhoods
- views on reduction of traffic and reallocation of road space
- perceptions of traffic and road problems in local neighbourhoods
- views on the wider implementation of LTNs across England
- views of local business owners and those with mobility issues.
Low-traffic neighbourhoods, which are delivered by local authorities and financed by the emergency active travel fund, aim to increase the number of people travelling on foot and bike and reduce reliance on public transport as and when Covid restrictions are in place.
The findings from both the first and second phases of the research will be used to develop future programmes of support for local authorities to improve scope and creation of future transport schemes.