Travel Surveys

Staff Travel Survey 2016

The survey is open from Tuesday 22 November to Tuesday 6th December 2016, and for speed and convenience can be accessed at travel.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/2016staff

The results will help the development of the University travel plan, so please have your say by taking part and for a chance of winning the following prizes: 

The University of Bristol Travel Plan is now well established and the University carries out a staff travel survey every two years. The survey enables us to take account of current opinions, and the results enable us to monitor shifts in travel patterns and determine our transport policies and how money is spent.

University staff are encouraged to take part in the survey as it is important to have as many respondents as possible. Our future decisions could affect you. Previous staff travel survey results are summarised below.

For further information on the 2016 Staff Travel Survey please view the 2016 Staff Travel Survey Frequently Asked Questions PDF (PDF, 58kB)

Staff Travel Surveys

The University regularly conducts staff travel surveys with the aim of identifying:

Methodology Statement - 2007 Change of data

Early surveys considered the most used mode of transport by each person and underrepresented modes used by part time employees. From 2007 onwards we have rectified this by gathering data from all journeys. The table below shows the percentage splits for different modes of transport usually used by staff respondents as noted in previous travel surveys.

YearCar driver - on own (%)Car passenger (%)Formal car share (%)Walk (%)Cycle (%)HUBS (%)Bus (%)Train (%)Motorcycle (%)Park and Ride (%)Total (%)
1998 44 6 - 19 7 - 12 2 2 1 93
2001 32 4 6 23 9 2 12 3 2 1 94
2003 35 3 5 26 11 2 11 3 2 1 99
2005 29 3 4 29 11 2 11 3 2 1 95
2007 (Weighted) 21 3 3 30 12 1 7 3 2 1 83
2009 (Weighted) 21 4 3 32 14 1 10 5 3 1 94
2011 (Weighted) 18 4 2 28 15 2 10 6 2 1 88
2013 (Weighted) 19 3 3 29 14 N/A 11 6 2 1 88

The table below shows the direct comparison between the modes surveyed in 2007, 2009 and 2011 - usual mode of travel

YearCar driver - own (%)Car driver - with a least one passenger (%)Car passenger (%)Formal car share (%)Walk (%)Cycle (%)HUBS (%)Bus (%)Train (%)Motorcycle (%)Park and Ride (%)
2007 23 7 6 3 29 12 3 10 4 2 1
2009 22 7 5 3 29 13 2 11 6 2 1
2011 18 7 4 2 28 15 2 9 6 2 1

  The table below shows the direct comparison between the modes surveyed in 2009 and 2011 - usual mode of travel - usual mode of travel (4-5 times per week)

YearCar driver - own (%)Car driver - with a least one passenger (%)Car passenger (%)Formal car share (%)Walk (%)Cycle (%)HUBS (%)Bus (%)Train (%)Motorcycle (%)Park and Ride (%)Taxi (%)Wheelchair/ mobility scooter (%)Working from home (%)
2009 21 7 4 3 31 14 1 10 5 3 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 2
2011 18 7 4 2 28 15 2 9 6 2 1 Less than 1 1 5

The table below shows the full set of data for the 2011 and 2013 survey

YearCar driver - own (%)Car driver - with a least one passenger (%)Car passenger (%)Formal car share (%)Walk (%)Cycle (%)HUBS (%)Bus (%)U6 (%)Train (%)Motorcycle (%)Park and Ride (%)Taxi (%)Wheelchair/ mobility scooter (%)Working from home (%)
2011 18 7 4 2 28 15 2 9 Less than 1 6 2 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 5
2013 19 5 3 3 29 14 N/A 11 Less than 1 6 2 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 6

Student travel surveys

Historically no specific student travel surveys have been undertaken. It was therefore essential that a travel survey be undertaken in order to ascertain the difficulties students face with travel and transport to and at the University and for the development of the student travel plan. The aims of conducting the initial travel survey were to identify:

A student travel survey will now be conducted every two years.

Travel to study data

The table below shows the percentage splits for different modes of transport usually used by student respondents from their term-time accommodation to their main place of study. The data has been listed to the nearest whole number.

YearCar driver - own (%)Car driver - with a least one passengerCar passenger (%)Formal car share (%)Walk (%)Cycle (%)Bus (%)U6 Bus (%)Other Wessex Red Bus (%)Train (%)Motorcycle (%)Park and Ride (%)Taxi (%)  Wheelchair/mobility scooter (%)Formal study from home (%)
2008 4 1 1 Less than 1 75 12 4 N/A N/A 2 Less than 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 N/A N/A
2012 5 1 2 Less than 1 62 11 3 9 Less than 1 3 Less than 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 3

2015

4  1 1 Less than 1 63 8 6 10 N/A 2 Less than 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 Less than 1 3

Travel to University data

The table below shows the percentage splits for different modes of transport usually used by student respondents from their non-term time accommodation to their term-time accommodation

YearCar driver - own (%)Car driver - with a least one passengerCar passenger (%)Formal car share (%)Walk (%)Cycle (%)Bus and coach (%)Train (%)Motorcycle (%)Park and Ride (%)Taxi (%)Plane (%)
2008 14 5 17 Less than 1 3 1 15 29 Less than 1 Less than 1 3 12
2012 10 3 12 Less than 1 3 1 13 40 Less than 1 Less than 1 3 13
2015 9 3 11 Less than 1 4 1 21 35 Less than 1 Less than 1 2 14