Independent report

Public attitudes to roads in England, September 2013

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



This report contains the findings from the first of 3 waves of quantitative research examining public attitudes and behaviour towards roads in England.

Seventeen questions were asked to 3,512 adults living in England via the TNS in-home CAPI Omnibus Survey.

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’.