Use of Concessionary Travel Permits in London: Results of a Diary Survey



Use of Concessionary Travel Permits in London: Results of a Diary Survey

Authors

BONSALL P and DUNKERLEY C, University of Leeds, UK

Description

This paper describes the results of a diary questionnaire survey conducted on behalf of The London Committee on Accessible Transport among holders of concessionary travel permits in London during the summer of 1996. The survey was designed to reveal the p

Abstract

This paper describes the results of a diary questionnaire survey conducted on behalf of The London Committee on Accessible Transport among holders of concessionary travel permits in London during the summer of 1996. The survey was designed to reveal the pattern of public transport usage by permit holders according to key socio- economic and geographical characteristics and, in particular, to determine the frequency distributions of bus, rail and tube trips.

Extensive analysis has been conducted covering aspects as diverse as: factors affecting the uptake of permits, the effect of the 1996 tube strike on trip rates, the distribution of trip rates across different socio-economic groups, the relationship between trip purpose and mode, the relationship between trip duration and frequency and a naive estimation of revenue foregone due to the concessionary permit scheme.

Publisher

Association for European Transport