Commuter Survey

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We're exploring new ways to help Londoners have easier, more affordable, and greener commuters. Tell us what matters to you!


The City of London is engaging with employers and employees in targeted areas of the City to assess the potential viability of a Transportation Management Association as one possible solution to help more Londoners choose cheaper, less stressful, greener commutes.

Most Londoners drive alone to work, and the City recognizes that there are often barriers preventing them from using a different option that may be less stressful, more cost effective, and more sustainable.

Many other Canadian cities have implemented Transportation Management Associations, which help businesses pool resources to support sustainable commuting options, such as carpooling, transit, cycling, walking, and working from home.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us about their experience with commuting options in London. Over 140 employers told us how transportation options, parking and traffic affect their employees and their organization. Over 2,400 employees told us how these elements impact their budget, their daily commute and their overall well-being.

The general trends, attitudes, viewpoints and perspectives you shared around commuting behaviours are one piece of a broader City study exploring whether a Transportation Management Association is viable for London. As we continue our study on this topic, we will reach out with further opportunities to participate. We look forward to keeping you posted as the study progresses.


Background

The City of London, in partnership with other employers in London, is conducting a feasibility study to determine interest and need in forming a Transportation Management Association (TMA), or similar collaborative opportunities. A TMA is a group of employers in a similar geographic area that pool their resources and needs to support employees using sustainable transportation options for commuting (e.g. carpooling, transit, walking, cycling).

There are many options for how a TMA is governed and operates, and a TMA can be structured to serve the needs of different types of commuters.

How can a TMA help employers?

  • increased employee access and retention
  • reduced parking costs and demand
  • supporting a positive impact on the environment

How can a TMA help employees?

  • increased access to employment
  • reduced personal transportation costs
  • integrating physical activity into time already spent commuting

This study will also support London’s upcoming Climate Emergency Action Plan, which targets zero greenhouse emissions for 2050. Not only is commuting by car a major household expense, it is also a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In 2018, gasoline for personal vehicles accounted for over half (51%) of the average London household's greenhouse gas emissions.

These surveys will help inform the feasibility study, by telling us how transportation options, parking and traffic affect local employees and their commutes.


The City of London is engaging with employers and employees in targeted areas of the City to assess the potential viability of a Transportation Management Association as one possible solution to help more Londoners choose cheaper, less stressful, greener commutes.

Most Londoners drive alone to work, and the City recognizes that there are often barriers preventing them from using a different option that may be less stressful, more cost effective, and more sustainable.

Many other Canadian cities have implemented Transportation Management Associations, which help businesses pool resources to support sustainable commuting options, such as carpooling, transit, cycling, walking, and working from home.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us about their experience with commuting options in London. Over 140 employers told us how transportation options, parking and traffic affect their employees and their organization. Over 2,400 employees told us how these elements impact their budget, their daily commute and their overall well-being.

The general trends, attitudes, viewpoints and perspectives you shared around commuting behaviours are one piece of a broader City study exploring whether a Transportation Management Association is viable for London. As we continue our study on this topic, we will reach out with further opportunities to participate. We look forward to keeping you posted as the study progresses.


Background

The City of London, in partnership with other employers in London, is conducting a feasibility study to determine interest and need in forming a Transportation Management Association (TMA), or similar collaborative opportunities. A TMA is a group of employers in a similar geographic area that pool their resources and needs to support employees using sustainable transportation options for commuting (e.g. carpooling, transit, walking, cycling).

There are many options for how a TMA is governed and operates, and a TMA can be structured to serve the needs of different types of commuters.

How can a TMA help employers?

  • increased employee access and retention
  • reduced parking costs and demand
  • supporting a positive impact on the environment

How can a TMA help employees?

  • increased access to employment
  • reduced personal transportation costs
  • integrating physical activity into time already spent commuting

This study will also support London’s upcoming Climate Emergency Action Plan, which targets zero greenhouse emissions for 2050. Not only is commuting by car a major household expense, it is also a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In 2018, gasoline for personal vehicles accounted for over half (51%) of the average London household's greenhouse gas emissions.

These surveys will help inform the feasibility study, by telling us how transportation options, parking and traffic affect local employees and their commutes.