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Understanding strategic road network users’ experiences and need – Wave 2

Toombs, Ben; Clay, Daniel; Chisholm, Thomas; Parkhurst, Graham; Lyons, Glenn


Ben Toombs

Daniel Clay

Thomas Chisholm


In 2011, the Government called for an independent review, to assess whether they were taking the right approach to managing, operating and enhancing the Strategic Road Network (SRN), which resulted in the Cook Report ‘A Fresh Start for the Strategic Road Network’. Since then, there has been further need to inform the development of policy in this area. The Department for Transport commissioned a wide programme of social research, involving quantitative and qualitative strands, to respond to this need. This report arises from Wave 2 of the qualitative research, conducted by TNS BMRB and the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE Bristol following the Government’s publication of ‘Action for Roads: A Network for the 21st Century’ , a Command Paper highlighting the challenges faced on England’s roads, reiterating the need for investment and setting out detailed plans to improve management of the network. Wave 2 also builds on the first wave of qualitative research, conducted in May and June 2013, which examined attitudes to the performance of the SRN and the need for further investment in it (see Understanding Road Users: qualitative research into use of and attitudes towards the Strategic Road Network; wave 1 report). Wave 2 therefore stands alone as an independent piece of research, but the reports should also be seen as complementary.


Toombs, B., Clay, D., Chisholm, T., Parkhurst, G., & Lyons, G. (2014). Understanding strategic road network users’ experiences and need – Wave 2

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date May 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords strategic road network, road users, public attitudes
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