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Sustainable Transport Choices and the Retail Sector, Final Report

This report sets out the results for a study of Sustainable Transport Choices and the Retail Sector which was commissioned by the Commission for Integrated Transport. The aims of the research, which are detailed in the project brief and proposal can be summarised as follows:

• To assess the nature of the relationship between mode of travel and retail spending in various retail sectors
• To compare patterns of expenditure and mode of travel between different retail sites at town centre, edge of centre and out of town sites
• To establish spending levels among those who travel by car compared to those who travel by bus, taking account of income levels
• To identify the effect of local transport policy on shopping locations
• To establish the main transport priorities of shoppers in various locations