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Review of business attitudes to transport - evidence sought

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  • Eric Britton
    On Behalf Of Glenn Lyons Dear colleagues, The Centre for Transport & Society at UWE, Bristol, has been commissioned by the Department for Transport to
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 5, 2008
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      On Behalf Of Glenn Lyons


      Dear colleagues,

      The Centre for Transport & Society at UWE, Bristol, has been commissioned
      by the Department for Transport to undertake a review of existing evidence
      on business attitudes to transport in the UK. The study will contribute to
      the DfT taking forward its strategy "'Towards a Sustainable Transport
      System - Supporting Economic Growth in a Low Carbon World" that was
      published in October 2007. It follows on from work earlier in 2008 which
      examined evidence on public attitudes to transport
      (http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/scienceresearch/social/evidence.pdf).

      The review aims to examine business attitudes to transport in relation to
      other factors affecting business decisions and to establish what is known
      concerning business expectations from a transport network, the outcomes
      they expect and the trade-offs they consider most acceptable. It is centred
      upon attitudes expressed by or on behalf of individual private sector
      business establishments and/or enterprises, with particular focus on
      understanding the attitudes of actual business users of transport,
      particularly SMEs. The review will be framed, as in the previous study of
      public attitudes, by consideration of the DfT's five strategic goals that
      concern: addressing climate change; maximising competitiveness and
      productivity; better health and longer life expectancy; improved quality of
      life; and greater equality of transport opportunity.

      The study is running from September 2008 until January 2009. Initial
      attention will be given to 'easy to reach' evidence but in its second phase
      the study will be pursuing avenues of enquiry to try and obtain further
      evidence which may not yet be published or which is not readily available
      in the public domain. The research team is keen to be advised of important
      material to include in the study. If you would like to highlight such
      material to the team please contact the project director, Professor Glenn
      Lyons (Glenn.Lyons@...). The provision of the relevant material
      itself would also be of great help.

      We look forward to any feedback.

      Best wishes,

      Glenn Lyons, Charles Musselwhite, Peter Wiltshire, Geoff Dudley and Phil
      Goodwin (the study team)
      ___________________________________________________

      Professor Glenn Lyons
      Centre for Transport & Society
      Faculty of Environment and Technology
      University of the West of England
      Frenchay Campus
      BRISTOL BS16 1QY
      Tel 0117 32 83219
      Mobile 07748 768404
      Fax 0117 32 83899
      Email Glenn.Lyons@...
      Web www.transport.uwe.ac.uk
      Office location - 4Q61

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