Independent report

Full findings on business attitudes to roads in England

Compares and combines results from all findings on business attitudes and behaviour towards roads in England to help develop the roads reform policy.


Business attitudes to roads in England: multi-wave

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

Research was carried out for the Department for Transport via the BDRC Continental Business Opinion Omnibus Survey in June and September 2013. Over the 2 waves, 849 telephone interviews were completed with financial decision-makers in businesses based in England with a minimum turnover £50,000.

This report is in 2 parts:

  • part 1 compares the results from the 2 waves of research on 4 attitudinal questions relating to awareness of the strategic road network, investment in roads and drivers of economic growth
  • in part 2 data from the 2 waves has been combined to enable more detailed, granular analysis of business road user behaviour to be undertaken

Separate reports detailing the full findings from each waves have been published on GOV.UK.

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

Published 15 January 2015