The NHS is responsible for 5% of all traffic on our roads (Telegraph, 2018). The Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) NHS Foundation Trust Wonford Hospital is one of Exeter’s largest employers and is positioned in the City Centre. The Trust commissioned City Science to conduct a comprehensive Active Travel analysis to better understand the existing travel choices and patterns of staff, patients & visitors. The Trust wanted to understand how they could effectively impact modal shift away from single occupancy vehicles and reduce the strain on their on-site car parks.
City Science Response
The project was conducted in two key phases - a baseline analysis, taking account of all open and proprietary data available and a second phase developing a bespoke survey of 1,500 staff, patients and visitors to capture insights specific to the Trust's emerging spatial, access and site strategies.