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JOURNEY TIMES SURVEY 1994 - INNER & OUTER LONDON

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A statistical report relating to travel in London is published today by the department of transport. ...
A statistical report relating to travel in London is published today by the department of transport.

The Journey Times Survey 1994 gives results of the second year of a new regular three year cycle of surveys of door-to-door journey times in London by car, public transport and bicycle.

The purpose of the survey is to provide a basis for monitoring, in a standardised way, long- term trends in journey times in different parts of London.

This will help assess the impact on door to door journey times, of changes in London's transport services and infrastructure.

In the survey, the average journey time for travelling the same fixed set of journeys by each mode is measured. For consistency between journey types and modes, the traveller is assumed to be a visitor who has not made the trip before but refers to maps, timetables, etc before setting out.

The survey separates journeys by length and for different parts of London. The 1994 survey covered short trips in inner and outer London and longer trips in inner London.

The results of each annual survey are published but the main purpose of the survey will be met when it is possible to compare results between completed three year cycles.

Conducted mainly in November 1994, the survey found that: For short journeys:

- in inner London, the average time was 22 minutes for car including the time taken to find a parking space allowing at least four hours parking time. The same journeys took, on average, 39 minutes by public transport, but only 18 minutes by bicycle. The average direct distance (as the crow flies) for these journeys was 2.1 miles

- in outer London, the average time was 18 minutes for car, but 20 minutes by bicycle. The same journeys took, on average, 40 minutes by public transport. The average direct distance for these journeys was 2.3 miles

For longer journeys:

- in inner London, the average time was 50 minutes for car. By public transport, the journeys took on average 67 minutes, and by bicycle 48 minutes. The average direct distance for these journeys was 5.7 miles.

The Journey Times Survey 1994 ISBN 0-11-551697-2 is published, price £11.50, by HMSO on behalf of the department of transport.

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