This report contains the findings from the first of 2 waves of quantitative research examining business attitudes and behaviour towards roads in England.
Nineteen questions were placed on the June 2013 wave of the BDRC Continental Business Opinion Omnibus Survey. In total 427 telephone interviews were conducted with financial decision-makers in businesses based in England turning over a minimum of £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, the content of the ‘Action for roads’ command paper and development of the ‘Road investment strategy’.