Publication of Travel Survey For Northern Ireland 2013-2015 Additional Tables Report

Date published: 13 April 2017

The Travel Survey for Northern Ireland (TSNI) Additional Tables report, containing statistics for 2013-2015, is now available. The publication is produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure and contains information on walking, cycling, public transport, Park ‘n’ Ride and number in car/van when travelling to work.

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The publication is available on the ASRB website at:

KEY POINTS

The key points for 2013-2015 are:

Walking

  • Just under two thirds of respondents (63%) took a walk lasting at least 20 minutes once a week or more with a further 9% walking this length of time at least once a month (but less than once a week).
  • Respondents were asked what would encourage them to walk more often and the most popular answer was “Better weather” (28%).They were also asked what made them feel unsafe when walking by the road and the top reason given was “No footpath” (37%).

Cycling

  • One quarter of respondents (25%) had cycled in the last 12 months.Nearly half of these (48%) cycled once a week or more and an additional 23% cycled at least once a month (but less than once a week).
  • Cyclists were asked what would encourage them to cycle more often and the most popular answer was “More cycle lanes” (38%).They were also asked what made them feel unsafe when cycling on the road and the top reasons given were “Heavy traffic” (55%) and “Motorists driving without consideration of cyclists” (51%).

Public transport

  • One sixth of respondents (17%) travelled on a bus once a week or more and a further 9% travelled by bus at least once a month (but less than once a week).
  • Around 1 in 30 respondents (3%) travelled on a train once a week or more and an additional 6% travelled by train at least once a month (but less than once a week).
  • Respondents were asked what would encourage them to use local public transport services more often and the most popular answer was “Cheaper fares” (28%).

Park ‘n’ Ride

  • Park ‘n’ Ride is a facility where you can park your vehicle in a designated car park and take a bus or train to your destination.1% of respondents used Park ‘n’ Ride once a week or more with a further 1% using it at least once a month (but less than once a week).

Travel to work – number in car/van

  • Over four fifths of respondents (82%) travelled to work by car/van and were asked how many people would normally be in the car/van when going to work.The number includes all adults and children in the car/van (e.g. children being dropped off at school on the way into work).The majority drove to work on their own (80%).15% travelled to work with one other person and the rest (5%) had 2 or more other people in the car/van when they travelled to work.

Notes to editors: 

1. Background to TSNI 2013-2015 Additional Tables Report

The Travel Survey for Northern Ireland (TSNI) is a household survey and reports based on the latest 3 year period of data are published annually.  A Headline report for the latest time period (2013-2015) was published in July 2016 and an In-depth report was published in September 2016.

New questions were added to the survey in 2012 following a user consultation.  The first results from these questions, for the time period 2012-2014, were published in September 2016.  The latest results, published in this report, are for time period 2013-2015.

This report forms part of the TSNI In-depth Report 2013-2015 (Section 7 Additional Tables).  It is intended that, for the 2014-2016 database outputs, the analysis in the Additional Tables Report will be published as part of the main TSNI In-depth Report in November 2017.

2. Official Statistics

This is a National Statistics publication and therefore follows the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.  You can find further information about the Code of Practice at:

3. Further Information

For further information please contact:

Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch
Department for Infrastructure
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Belfast BT2 8GB

All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or email: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 07623 974 383.

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