In this section, you will find details of local travel surveys and wider information on travel trends and characteristics of West Sussex residents.
Information includes highways and transport surveys and report data from the monitoring indicators for the West Sussex Transport Plan.
2 National Highways and Transport Network Public Satisfaction Survey
This survey measures public satisfaction with highways and transport services, as well as travel behaviour. As a national survey of the National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network, it allows comparison of performance between local highway authorities.
West Sussex took part in the survey for the first time in 2010. In 2021, 3,300 surveys were initially sent out to randomly selected households across West Sussex. A reminder mailing was used to increase response rates to the survey, which was 28.7%.
The 2021 NHT survey template, a West Sussex results overview and a key benchmarking indicator and survey background summary report are available below. This provides information on key trends from 2010 to 2021, as well as explanatory information about how the survey results are derived.
3 Chichester and Horsham Household Travel Surveys
Household Travel Surveys were undertaken in Chichester and Horsham in July 2013 and July 2015 for monitoring:
- the impacts of the 20mph residential speed limits implemented in Chichester
- Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects in Chichester and Horsham.
Opinion Research Services carried out these surveys on our behalf. They sent 5,000 surveys to residents in each location during each survey year with response rates of 26 per cent achieved in 2015.
4 West Sussex 2011 Census
Our 2011 Census results page gives travel to work and car and van ownership statistics.
5 West Sussex Sustainable Travel Towns project
In December 2012 we were awarded £2.46m Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) funding for initiatives in Chichester and Horsham between 2012/13 and 2014/15.
The investment was used to improve things such as public transport facilities at rail stations, cycle parking and cycle and pedestrian routes. It also helped fund initiatives that encourage people to change the way they travel to work and school.
The report below summarises the results of the schemes that were delivered during the project. It also provides an evaluation of the project and includes recommendations for the future.
Find out about the Chichester and Horsham Household Travel Surveys that were used as part of the project review.