This report discusses the combined results for questions included in the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Opinions Omnibus Survey, and covers the following issues:
- patterns and frequency of road use;
- attitudes towards road congestion;
- effectiveness and fairness of alternative road charging schemes.
Patterns and frequency of road use
- The vast majority of car drivers, 88 per cent, said they used their car at least twice a week, with most of these saying they drove every day. Only 24 per cent of bus passengers reported that they travelled by bus with this frequency.
- Motorway travel amongst car drivers is much less frequent, however, with less than one in five drivers saying they used these roads at least twice a week. Almost a quarter said they used motorways less than twice a year.
- Adults’ most frequent journeys occur mostly during ‘peak’ periods. As expected, this patt