Independent report

Business attitudes to roads In England, March 2014

Findings from a survey of businesses commissioned to inform and support the development of roads reform policy.



This report contains the findings from the second of 2 waves of quantitative research examining business attitudes and behaviour towards roads in England.

Nine questions were placed on the September 2013 wave of the BDRC Continental Business Opinion Omnibus Survey. In total 422 telephone interviews were conducted with financial decision-makers in businesses based in England with a minimum turnover £50,000.

The study provides evidence on attitudes towards:

  • investment in roads
  • use of the strategic road network (SRN)
  • priorities for improving the SRN
  • attitudes towards economic growth

This research has informed government’s thinking around roads reform and development of the ‘Road investment strategy’.