Case Studies

County Hall, Maidstone
A pilot of 4 SAM surveys has been undertaken in 2005 and again in 2008. The following summarises the modal shift, changes in trip rates and any travel plan measures that have been implemented at each of the pilot sites.

County Hall, Maidstone

B&Q Headquarters

Glaxo Smithkline, Weybridge

Bexhill College
  County Hall, Maidstone
As can be seen in the figure above, the vehicle rate has fallen from 45.3% to 42.6%, whereas the pedestrian rates have increased from 36.9% to 40.3%. Both public transport user and cyclist figures have fallen slightly, by 0.5% and 0.1% respectively. The total vehicles and total people figures indicate that there were decreases in both categories between 2005 and 2008. These can be seen in the figure below.

  County hall, Maidstone
As can be seen in the table below, the vehicle trip rate calculated with TRICS shows a decrease from 6.016 in 2005 to 5.799 in 2008. TRICS trip rate calculation for County Hall, Maidstone Year Trip rate 2005 6.016 2008 5.799 These results indicate that travel by vehicles to this site appears to be decreasing slowly, as seen in the modal split and the trip rate comparisons. There have been no large scale changes in the travel plan from the time of the 2005 survey.