Findings from a large-scale qualitative research project commissioned to inform and support the development of roads reform policy.
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This report contains the findings of the first of 2 large-scale qualitative research projects designed to better understand:
- how the strategic road network (SRN) is being used
- what road users expect from the network both now and in the future.
Research took place in May to June 2013 and comprised of:
- 14 focus group discussions with private individuals who travel by road for personal business (e.g. commuting, leisure trips and shopping)
- 32 one-to-one depth interviews with business decision makers responsible for procurement and/or management of business travel within their organisation
Research was conducted in 7 regions across England.
The study explored:
- road user perceptions of and needs from the SRN
- priorities for improving the network
- understanding of the relationship between investment in the SRN and economic growth