Hackney Workers Transport Survey 2014

Closed 20 Nov 2014

Opened 15 Sep 2014

Feedback Updated 12 Dec 2014

We Asked

How you travel to work and what we can to improve it.

You Said

87.5% of respondents travel to work by sustainable transport, while 12.5% drive to work. The main reasons stated for using a car are: quickest, more convenient and cheaper. The top four ways to encourage you to cycle are: better cycle routes, safer crossing/routes for cyclists, increased shower facilities at work and secure cycle parking.

We Did

We have since open applications for workplaces to apply for a grant of up to £1000 towards sustainable transport with the aim of addressing the reasons for not cycling. We also offer free cycle skills training for anyone that lives, works or studies in the borough. For more information visit: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cycle-training.htm

Results Updated 12 Dec 2014

 

Thank you to all respondents, we received over 1100 responses to this year’s Hackney workers Travel survey.

The survey was open to anyone that works in Hackney with the aim of understanding how people travel to work, what would encourage people to walk and cycle more or reduce their reliance on a car. The survey also aims to collate what the Council is doing well in terms of travel and on what it could improve.

Here is a brief summary of the main results:

87.5% of respondents travel to work by sustainable transport. The most common transport option use is overground/underground/DLR at 30%, followed by bicycle at 20.2%. 13.2% walk to work and 12.5% of respondents drive to work. The main reasons stated for using a car are: quickest, more convenient and cheaper.

Nearly 50% of respondent live within 5 miles of their work location, a distance which is consider cyclable. The top four ways to encourage you to cycle are: better cycle routes, safer crossing/routes for cyclists, increased shower facilities at work and secure cycle parking. 29% of respondents stated they cycle at least once a week, 63% have not cycled in the last four years.

60% of staff travel for businesses at least once a week so we asked staff if they have access to pool vehicles and bikes. 12% of staff have access to a pool vehicle and 11% have access to a pool bike. Interestingly more staff stated they would use an electric vehicle if available, compared to a petrol/diesel vehicle and 32% of staff said they would use a pool bike.

Overview

Hackney Council wants to find out how you get to work as part of a huge borough-wide survey to encourage greener travel.

If you work in Hackney you can win £200 cash and employers can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards sustainable transport promotion or facilities. In order to apply businesses will need at least 30 per cent of their employees to respond.

The survey will help the Council understand how people travel to work, what would encourage people to walk and cycle more or reduce their reliance on a car. The survey also aims to collate what the Council is doing well in terms of travel and on what it could improve. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Staff

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation
  • Sustainability