Outer London retail

MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What study has been made of the shopping patterns of those living in Outer London - in particular the mode of transport they most commonly use to access their local town centre?


Answer for Outer London retail

Answer for Outer London retail

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 2009 study entitled 'Understanding the contribution made by bus users to the economic health and viability of London's town centres', undertaken by Synovate on behalf of TfL, looks at the travel behaviour and attitudes of people accessing town centres in London. This is due to be published by the end of this year.

In 2007 TfL commissioned research to specifically examine Outer London Travel Patterns. This research looked at how travel patterns vary by factors such as destination (ie town centre type), journey length and journey purpose across Outer London.