The project's goal is to inspire a dialogue about transport modes, availability and choice in England and Wales. The aim of our analysis and website is to be able to understand how transport usage within England and Wales differs and what factors are likely to affect these differences. A deeper understanding of the geographical differences in transport choice could inform national and local travel policies to move towards more sustainable modes of transport.
To understand the transportation characteristics across England and Wales, we used a clustering methodology to identify different groups of transport profiles. This analysis has been performed at the MSOA level given that this is the lowest level of geographic aggregation for which data was available. Subsequently, a classification analysis was performed to understand what demographic factors are related to these profiles. The results of our analysis and the visualisations seen on the website show how transport usage profiles change across England and Wales. To read more about our methodology, click here.
We are a group of multidisciplinary data scientists from various corners of the world who are bound together by a passion for transportation. We are all pursuing an MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London.