Sutton Personal Travel Plan

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the cost of the Sutton Personal Travel Plan scheme? How many free Oystercards with £5 credit have been issued? How is TfL intending to monitor the outcome of the trial?


Answer for Sutton Personal Travel Plan

Answer for Sutton Personal Travel Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The free Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) service is being provided to 70,000 households in Sutton in 2007/08. The total projected cost for the Sutton PTP programme comes to just over £800K, working out at £11 per household contacted. It is anticipated that 10,000 Oyster cards at £5 will be issued over the period of the roll out. Each Oyster card has a unique reference number that allows its use to be tracked. The purpose of Personalised Travel Planning is to reduce the number of short car journeys in the boroughs. In Outer London half of all car journeys are for less than 2km, a distance easily covered on public transport or by walking or cycling.The results of the PTP and the Oyster card initiatives will be evaluated as part of the wider comprehensive monitoring of the Smarter Travel Sutton project. Based on impacts from previous PTP schemes in London, a 6% reduction in private car use is anticipated, which represents extremely good value for money. In addition, DfT research suggests these types of measures can be up to 10 times more cost effective than infrastructure improvements at achieving modal shift.