The Big Run Commuting Survey is the largest study ever conducted into run commuting – the act of running all/some of your journey to/from work. With an unprecedented scope, the survey aims to comprehensively understand the state of run commuting and its future. The information gathered will be used to identify the trends and opportunities of run commuting as well as to develop policy and practice recommendations.

The Big Run Commuting Survey forms part of two cutting-edge research projects which you can find more information out below.

Project #1 

SC RHUL ESRCThe first project is being conducted by Simon Cook, a runner and a geographer at Royal Holloway University of London. He is supervised by Professor Peter Adey. The Big Run Commuting Survey forms part of his ESRC-funded PhD project titled ‘Run Commuting in the City: the emergence and potential of a mobility’. The project aims to provide the first academic accounts of the state of run commuting, focussing on why run commuting has emerged, how it may, or could change in the future, and what it tells us about how we live our lives today. The survey is one of a whole suite of methods Simon will use to research run commuting, and while global in its scope, the UK will be his major case study.

The Big Run Commuting Survey complies fully with Royal Holloway’s ethical guidelines, meaning that every participant is assured anonymity and confidentiality – nobody will be identifiable or the data publicly available. It also means that participants are welcome to skip any questions they are unhappy or uncomfortable answering and throughout the entire survey, they have the right to withdraw. Though it would be greatly appreciated if you could answer The Big Run Commuting Survey as fully as possible.

If you wish you contact Simon, or ask him any questions, you are more than welcome to by the following means.

Project #2

SLG JMPThe second project is being conducted by another Simon. Simon Le Good is a run commuter and a Transport Planner at JMP Consultants. The Big Run Commuting Survey forms part of his project on ‘Understanding run-commuting as an emerging transport mode in London’. This project seeks to delve into the world of London’s run commuters to understand their motivations, movements, benefits, barriers and how they can be accommodated for in the transport planning profession. Recommendations for transport practitioners and policy makers will be drawn up from this project.

If you wish you contact Simon, or ask him any questions, you are more than welcome to by the following means.

 

The Big Run Commuting Survey

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