QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM ROADSIDE SURVEYS

A cost-effective method of collecting origin and destination data in urban areas is to pass simple prepaid postcard questionnaires to drivers at the roadside. However, if congestion is to be avoided, two supervisors equipped with two-way radios will be required at each survey station during peak hours. Based on experience with two surveys in Northampton it appears that an overall sample rate of about 25% can be expected, representing a response rate of about 40%. However, the response rate from heavy goods vehicle drivers may be disappointingly low. This might be overcome by allowing HGV questionnaires to double as raffle tickets, but no surveys where this has been tried have been discovered. (TRRL)

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    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Withrington, P F
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 11
  • Serial:
    • SURVEYOR
    • Volume: 163
    • Issue Number: 4799
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM