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This PowerPoint presentation has been created to accompany GMTU Report 974 – GMATS Bolton Key Centre report Whereas report 974 presents detailed tabulations, this presentation has been designed to provide a summary of the main aspects of the data. GMATS Surveys 2002

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Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

This PowerPoint presentation has been created to accompany GMTU Report 974 – GMATS Bolton Key Centre report

Whereas report 974 presents detailed tabulations, this presentation has been designed to provide a summary of the main aspects of the data

GMATS Surveys 2002

Report 974P - Bolton Key Centre


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

The presentation has been designed so that it can be used independently of GMTU Report 974 for those who want an overview of the traffic movements around Bolton but do not wish to see the detailed tabulations

GMTU Reports 974 & 974P are part of a series of reports presenting the data from the 2002 GMATS surveys

GMATS Surveys 2002

Report 947P – Bolton Key Centre


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

Travellers leaving Bolton Key Centre by car & bus were asked about their journeys as they crossed a cordon around the centre

Rail passengers boarding at Bolton station were also interviewed

This presentation gives an overview of the findings from those surveys

It considers first people who had visited the Centre, then those travelling through

GMATS Surveys 2002

Bolton Key Centre


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

Note that the GMATS survey points lie outside the ring road. The reason for this was to maximise the usefulness of the data, particularly in developing traffic models

Bolton Key Centre Definition


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

Nearly 50,000 were in the Key Centre between 07:00 & 19:00

75% used car

24% used bus

only 1% used train

Visitors to the Key Centre

How many visited the key centre and how did they travel?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

45% were shopping

31% were at work

Visitors to the Key Centre

What were they doing there?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

Car dominated all activities

76% education

78% work

67% shopping

93% business

81% personal

74% leisure

Over 60% all other purposes

Visitors to the Key Centre

What were they doing there?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

71% of car & 80% of bus trips ended within Bolton borough

Only 9% of car trips and 1% of bus trips ended outside Greater Manchester

In contrast, 26% of rail trips ended outside GM and only 17% within Bolton

Visitors to the Key Centre

Where did they go after their visit?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

For most activities more than 50% ended their trip in the borough

Shoppers (75%) were most likely to end their trip within the borough

15% of business visitors ended their trips outside the county

Visitors to the Key Centre

How did their destination vary with their activity?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

For most activities, car trips were only slightly longer on average than bus trips

Bus trips averaged around 5km for all activities

On average car trips were significantly longer for workers (9km) and business visits (12km) only

Visitors to the Key Centre

How far did they travel?

Car and bus users only


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

97% walked

3% interchanged from another bus

Visitors to the Key Centre

How did bus users get to their Key Centre bus stop?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

On average each car carried 1.5 people

Occupancy varied widely with activity in the Centre:

Work 1.26

Shopping 1.67

Education 1.74

Social/leisure 1.86

79% of drivers leaving work travelled alone

Visitors to the Key Centre

What was the average occupancy of visitors’ cars?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

For all activities in the centre more people parked off-street than on-street

Only 17% parked on-street

86% of shoppers and workers parked off-street

Visitors to the Key Centre

Where did they park?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

51% of those parking off-street paid to park compared to only 13% who parked on-street

Only 34% of workers paid to park compared to 61% of shoppers

Visitors to the Key Centre

What percentage of car drivers paid to park?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

81% of commercial vehicles leaving the Key Centre were Light Goods vehicles (LGVs)

72% of LGVs had journeys which finished within Bolton

Only 6% of commercial vehicles leaving the Key Centre were HGVs, but 76% of these journeys finished within the rest of Greater Manchester

Commercial Vehicles leaving the Key Centre

Where are they going?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

48% of all commercial vehicles were collecting or delivering goods in the Key Centre

LGVs were more likely than MGVs and HGVs to be used for other purposes

Commercial Vehicles

What were they doing in the Key Centre?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

The average distance for all goods vehicles was15 Km

Lorries (HGVs) travelled 12km on average compared to 16 km for LGVs and 10km for MGVs

Commercial Vehicles

How far did they travel?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

74% of all trips leaving the Key Centre were going home

Visitors to the Key Centre

What did they do at their destination?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

72% of trips finished in Bolton. This did not vary much for different destination activities

20% of people going home lived in the rest of Greater Manchester and 8% outside

Visitors to the Key Centre

Where did they go/for what purpose?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

All the previous slides have referred to trips starting in the Key centre. These next slides look at all trips crossing the survey cordon

In the case of bus trips, all trips crossing the survey cordon are included

In the case of rail, only those trips which either start at Bolton Station or require an interchange at Bolton Station are included i.e. passengers on trains such as the Preston to Manchester route were not surveyed unless they changed trains or started at Bolton

All trips passing through the survey cordon


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

87% of all trips crossing the cordon were made by car, 12% by bus and 2% by rail

74% of car trips and 81% bus trips finished within Bolton

72% of rail trips finished within Greater Manchester

All trips passing through the survey cordon

How and where were they travelling?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

32% of all trips were either ‘Home to Work’ or ‘Work to Home’ trips

‘Home to Shopping’ and ‘Shopping to Home’ accounted for another 17% of trips

84% of ‘Employers Business to Home’ and 14% ‘Home to Employers Business’ ended outside Greater Manchester

All trips passing through the survey cordon

What was their purpose?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

The average distance travelled for cars was 11km, for buses 7km and for Rail 33km

The longest distances for all modes were ‘Employers business to home’ (26km) and ‘Home to employers business’ (25km)

‘Home to work’ trips were 13km by car, 7km by bus and 19km by rail. The return directions were similar except for rail (24km)

All trips passing through the survey cordon

How far were they travelling?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

96% of people walked from the alighting bus stop

4% caught another bus

This is similar for all journey purposes with the exception of ‘Home to employers business’ (80% walk, 20% caught another bus) and ‘Employer’s Business to Home’ (77% walk, 23% caught another bus)

Bus trips passing through the survey cordon

How did people get to their destination from the bus?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

On average there were 12 people per bus crossing the cordon between 0700 and 1900

This varied from an average occupancy of 8 during the morning peak (07:00 to 09:30) and 11 during the inter-peak (09:30 to 15:30) to 19 in the evening peak (15:30 to 18:30)

Bus trips passing through the survey cordon

What was their average occupancy?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

68% walked from their alighting station

11% caught a bus

6% caught a tram

Other modes were Car (driver) (5%), taxi (4%), car - picked up (3%), another train (3%) and cycle (1%)

Rail trips passing through the survey cordon

How did people get to their destination from the train?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

On average each car had 1.45 occupants

Occupancy was lowest in the morning peak with an average occupancy of only 1.34

76% of cars had no passengers in the morning peak

Car trips passing through the survey cordon

What was their average occupancy?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

68% of all goods vehicle journeys through the cordon finish in Bolton

71% LGVs and 68% MGVs finish their journey in Bolton

33% of lorries with 4 or more axles finish their journeys outside Greater Manchester

Commercial Vehicles passing through the survey cordon

Where are they going?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

37% of all goods vehicle crossing the cordon were for business use and 36% were moving goods

11% of LGVs were being used for personal use

Commercial Vehicles passing through the survey cordon

What were they doing in the Key Centre?


Gmats surveys 2002 report 974p bolton key centre

For further information on the Bolton Key Centre surveys or any other GMATS surveys please contact:

John Wharf0161 455 2052

Peter Bearon0161 455 2062

GMATS Surveys 2002


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