A survey has begun to better understand transport-related social exclusion, its effects on communities in the North, and how it can be addressed.
The research by Transport for the North aims to better understand the complex nature of transport-related social exclusion in the North, and how it affects communities, both rural and urban. The results of the research should help inform transport planning in the future, ensuring residents in the region can access jobs, homes, services and leisure opportunities.
The survey is being carried out by local authorities and charities across the region until 21st April, with further surveying and focus groups being undertaken between May and July.
Tim Foster, Interim Strategy and Programmes Director at Transport for the North, said:
As the North emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to understand how our transport system can deliver better opportunities for all of our 15 million residents, and ensure that people can reconnect.
“Having poor transport links can have a major impact on every aspect of people’s lives – from being able to get to work or school or visiting friends and family, to ensuring deliveries and vital services can get through without disruption. Improving our understanding of the challenges that people face, and by sharing the evidence with our delivery partners and decision-makers, we can drive positive change for all communities across the North.
“This research will produce new and up to date evidence on transport and social exclusion, including the impacts of COVID-19.”
This survey is available online via this link.