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Canal towpath use – TfWM (cati/capi)

Cycling and walking are being promoted as a healthy way to make short journeys in the Black Country, where a £49 million scheme is providing 298km of dedicated cycle paths on streets, highways and canal towpaths

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is managing the scheme – called


Island ferry survey – Peter Brett (papi)

Sea ferries provide lifeline connections to the communities of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland with the Scottish mainland, underpinning their local economies and boosting tourism

The routes to, from and within the islands are subject to periodic studies assessing options for developing services  Market research is a key element


Barriers to Water Sports – Arkenford (Qualitative Focus Groups)

British Marine represents the interests of more than 1600 members in the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, including boat builders, chandlers, brokers, marinas, passenger boats and engine manufacturers Members were concerned that customer numbers were declining, that leisure boating had a “stuffy” image and that fewer young


Transport for West Midlands Metro User Survey (PAPI)

Transport for West Midlands wanted to evaluate the impact of extending the Midland Metro tram line from Snow Hill into the heart of the city to Grand Central rail station In particular, it wanted to find out if new passengers were being attracted to the Metro

TfWM, as the public


‘Kiss and Fly’ Transport Study (CAPI/CAWI)

Protel Fieldwork were commissioned to undertake an important study at one of the largest airports in the UK, to help understand the decisions passengers make when choosing their mode of transport to travel to and from the airport

Two different approaches were undertaken to ensure a good spread of passengers


Fieldwork research identifies improvements in commercial van design – GfK Automotive (Quant/Qual)

Protel Fieldwork worked in collaboration with GfK Automotive to assess and identify how drivers of light commercial vehicles use their vans on a day to day basis The study was carried out for a global ‘volume brand’ and manufacturing company The key objective of the study was to examine