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Project Sustainable Travel Towns - Worcester Duration 2004-04-01 to 2009-04-01
Customer (project initiator) show_help Department for Transport & Worcester Location Worcester
Organisation show_help Worcester Total Budget show_help € 3,700,000
Evaluation Design show_help Control group Target Group show_help 94,000 persons
Type of Project show_help Urban area mobility plan Emission effect show_help -2,581.50 tons of CO2 per year
Links http://www.sustrans.org.uk/assets/files/travelsmar
http://www.dft.gov.uk/topics/sustainable/smarter-c
http://www.sustrans.org.uk/
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Overall Project Description show_help

In 2004, the Department for Transport (DfT) selected Darlington, Peterborough and Worcester as Sustainable Travel Towns to demonstrate the effectiveness of ‘smarter choices’ initiatives in reducing car use. The three Towns invested revenue funding between 2005 and 2008 to support the delivery of extensive programmes aimed at promoting walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing.

Sustrans conducted the monitoring and evaluation activities.

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Project measures and effects

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Modal Split show_help
Change of car-users: -4%
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  Target (%) Before (%) After (%) Long-term (%)
Car driver 45 42 (-3)
Car passenger 21 20 (-1)
Walking 25 28 (+3)
Cycling 3 3
Bus 5 6 (+1)
Train/tram/metro 1 1
Motorcycle/Scooter
Zero-emissions vehicle

Note: These figures are adjusted according to control/comparison group results.

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Long-term change of car usage: -14,579,400 km/year
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  Before (km) After (km) Long-term (km)
Car driver 11 218,691,000 204,111,600 (-14,579,400)
Car passenger 10 92,778,000 88,360,000 (-4,418,000)
Walking 11,045,000 12,370,400 (+1,325,400)
Cycling 3,976,200 3,976,200
Bus 22,090,000 26,508,000 (+4,418,000)
Train/tram/metro 4,418,000 4,418,000
Motorcycle/Scooter
Zero-emissions vehicle

Note: These figures are adjusted according to control/comparison group results.

Emission effect show_help
Emission effect (in total): -2,581.50 tons of CO2 per year
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