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TRAVL Review
TRAVL User Group and Conference
Jane Hills | 28 February 2007
TRAVL User Group
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Review of 2006 / 07
Forthcoming 2007 / 08
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Your Input
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TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Review of This Year 2006/07
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Our Work Over the Last Year
Survey Programme
 Promotion of the Database
 User Helpdesk and Training
 TfL Workplace Travel Plan Guidance
 TfL Benchmarking Study
 Bureau Service
 Improving the Database
 Seeking Opportunities to Improve
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TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Survey Programme 2006/07
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St George Wharf
 Mixed housing, affordable, private
Kew Residential
 Mixed housing, affordable, private
East Ham Leisure Centre
Holiday Inn, Stratford
Asda, Wembley
The Colonnades, Croydon,
 Leisure Park, Health Club, Hotel, City Limits
Kew Retail Park
 Retail Park, M&S, Boots, TK Maxx
MVA Office, Westminster
Pizza Express, Richmond
Backpackers Hostel, Camden
Wandsworth Southside
 Shopping Centre, Cinema, Health Club
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Promotion of the Database
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Presentation to PTRC Annual Conference
 Damian Price and Jane Hills, July 06
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Liaison with TfL for Workplace Travel Plan
Guidance and iTRACE
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Bureau Service
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Increased Use of the Bureau Service by
several smaller consultancies
Borough Officers and TfL Land Use Planning
request use for Transport Assessments
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Seeking Opportunities to Improve
Working with
 TfL Travel Demand Unit
 TfL Freight Unit
 Operationally
 Data Input and Analysis Upgrade
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TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Software Data Input and Analysis Upgrade
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Aims
 Enable simpler data input and analysis
 More versatile database for continued
development
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Results
 Time Savings
 Ability to Design new Reports in Future
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Ready to be used on future surveys
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Forthcoming Year – 2007/08
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Overview
Survey Programme
 Travel Plans
 Freight – Servicing and Deliveries
 Software Delivery
 User Questionnaire
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TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Survey Programme 2007/08 1 of 2
Residential
 Osier Crescent, 1st survey in July 2001 revisit
 Grand Union Village, Private and
Affordable, before Travel Plan Project
 Greenwich Millenium Village, Private and
Affordable, with Travel Plan (monitoring)
 The Chimes Shopping Centre, Uxbridge
 Health Centre Thelma Golding, Hounslow
 Backpackers Hostel
 Construction Sites
 Emphasis on Freight
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TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Survey Programme 2007/08 2 of 2
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Land Use Suggestions – Site Suggestions Please!
 Construction Sites
 Walk In Clinics
 Hospitals
 Industrial
 Nursery Schools
 Mini-cab Offices
 Faith Schools
 Mosques (Fridays)
Other Focuses – Suggestions Needed
 Thames Gateway Area
 Impact of Olympics – long term – before, during,
after
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Travel Plan Development
Site and Staff Survey Information
 Electronic Download from iTRACE +
 Consideration of reporting techniques for
TRICS and TRAVL to standardise where
possible
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TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Travel Plans – Travel Plan Only Info
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Upgrade to Store Travel Plan Only Data
 Site and Staff Survey only data
 (No Count data)
 Increasingly available via iTRACE +
 TRAVL ideal facility to hold data for
comparative use
 Additional to normal TRAVL survey
programme and opportunities for full data
collection
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Travel Plan Site Comparison
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Travel Plans – Information sharing
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Electronic Download from iTRACE+
 Site Management Data – size, parking,
travel plan elements
 Staff Survey Results – Main, final modes,
postcode = distance travelled by mode
 Permission / Data Confidentiality to be
assured
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Travel Plans – Standardisation of Info
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TfL commissioned ‘Whitelegg Report’ on
TRICS – TRAVL Benchmarking
 Positive towards the TRAVL survey
methodology and database meeting the
needs of London
Recommendations for standardisation
 Freight classifications incorporate DfT
Transport Statistics Great Britain
classifications
 Review trip rates
 Review travel plan reports, raw data,
% difference and/or % change
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Freight Driver Questionnaire
A
Cars / Small Vans
B
Single rear wheel transit
type vehicles
C
2 axles <7.5 tonnes
Twin rear wheel transit
D
2 axles >7.5 tonnes with
reflective plates
E
Rigid 3 or more axles
F
Articulated 3 or more
axles
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Freight in TRAVL
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Aims:
 To collect information to enable assessment of the
impact of freight vehicles at particular land uses
 Inform Loading Plans / Construction Logistics Plans
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Definition of Freight
 ‘the physical movement of goods, waste and utilities /
servicing vehicles’
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Discussions with TfL Freight Unit (TfL FU)
 To establish useful observations
 To establish driver questionnaire
 How to present the Data
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Recording Freight Information
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Historically – Arrival and departure
observation, (sometimes) vehicle type
Recently added – Purpose – delivery,
collection, waste collection
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Freight Observation Record
Location Service Yard / On St Legal / On St Illegal / Other
Arrival Time
Activity Start Time
Departure Time
Activity Finish Time
Trip Purpose Delivery / Collection / Servicing / Waste
collection / Other
Vehicle Type
Livery on Cab
Livery on Trailer
Country of Registration UK No Plate
Chiller/frozen food storage Y/N
Loading Mechanism
Crane/Tail lift/None/Other
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Freight Driver Questionnaire
Where was your depot/other starting location today?
Where was your last stop?
Where is your next stop?
How many stops in total are being made today?
How many stops are in London?
Where will you finish today?
What type of goods are being transported?
How are the goods packed? Pallets / Boxes/Crates /
Sacks / Loose / Other
Approximate Weight of goods?
Who is your Employer?
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Freight Development Programme
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Discussions on data collection with TfL FU
Pilot Survey
 16 February 2007
 Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre
Presentation of Data
 Initially coded into text description of
Survey Site Additional Information
 Freight will have own page and reports
 Specification to be developed with TfL
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Software Delivery
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Appreciate some organisations have
problems with internet downloads and even
from CD’s
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Study to investigate the possibility of TRAVL
being Web Based
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
TRAVL User Questionnaire
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Initially Undertaken in 2004 when MVA first
took on management of TRAVL
Later in 2007
Aims to explore:
 Ease of use
 Range of Surveys
 Additional Reports
 Use of Information already collected
 User Suggestions
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Thank You
Any Questions?
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Contact us
Name: Jane Hills
Telephone number: 01483
742963
Email:
jhills@mvaconsultancy.com
Office address:
MVA House
Victoria Way
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6DD
TRAVL User Group | 28 February 2007
Document control Sheet
Project title:
TRAVL User Group Conference
MVA project number:
C3471206
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Presentation
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