Transport isn’t working. That’s the message from the British public. This is especially true if you’re on a low income, disabled or living in the countryside. The cost of living crisis has exposed the shortcomings of our transport system, with many having to cut back on trips – particularly those with the least financial resources.

This research presents the findings from a national survey of the British public, exploring behaviours, attitudes to transport and perspectives on the priorities for transport over the next decade. It finds that people will back change if they can see it is fair and effective, and is being implemented with empathy and support for those asked to do things differently.

In an age of misinformation, and with some politicians keen to use environmental and progressive transport policies to score political points, it is only through a close and transparent partnership between the public and decision makers that we will deliver a transport system that is fairer, greener and works better for communities across Great Britain.