TfL figures show the number of drivers in London is falling, while the Underground and Bus use is surging – 3.7 million people use London Underground every day and 6.4 million take a Bus. Throughout the second half of 2013, we asked work.shop.play. members who lived and/or worked in London, how they travelled around the capital in a series of surveys about their London Journeys. To echo Boris Johnson, London Underground and the Bus are the beating arteries that keep the capital moving, whereas cars, and to a lesser extent national rail, play more of a role in taking Londoners away from the capital or bringing non-Londoners into the capital.
We focused on the most habitual journey; the commute. With 49% of London commuters using London Underground every day, 24% using Bus and 24% using national rail, we’ve concentrated on these groups rather than the 12% who commute by car.
Through this research, we know exactly how they get to work, what forms of transport this involves and the crossover between different transport types, we know what they do during the journey, what they’re thinking about, and even how they feel.