TfL Consultation results of the 'New Bus for London' (New Routemaster)

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Dear Transport for London,

I've came across the 'New Bus for London' (currently known as the New Routemaster) consultation was opened on 16 December 2011 and closed on 31 January 2012. Its been several years and the consultation results haven't been released.

Under Freedom of Information, can you release the consultation results of the New Bus for London?

Link to consultation:
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/n...

Yours faithfully
Larry Bryant

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Bryant

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2450-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13
November 2019 asking for information about bus consultations.

 

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Melissa Nichols

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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Dear L Bryant

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2450-1920

 

Thank you for your clarified request received by Transport for London
(TfL) on 13 November 2019 asking for information about consultations.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information and our Information Access Policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you requested. You asked:

 

Under Freedom of Information, can you release the consultation results of
the New Bus for London?

 

The New Bus for London consultation ran between 16 December 2011 and
closed on 31 January 2012. This consultation received 106 responses via
the online questionnaire. Of this 100 respondents had viewed the bus, 4
had not, 1 viewed it online and 1 did not answer.

 

The results of the closed question analysis of this consultation are as
follows:

 

·         How often do you use buses in London?

 

Response % of respondents that selected this response
A) Once a week 16%
B) Once a day 14%
C) More than once a day 25%
E) Other 43%
Not Answered 1%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the bus? - The
open rear platform:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 9%
2 5%
3 8%
4 22%
5 49%
No response 7%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the bus? - Three
door boarding:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 10%
2 6%
3 11%
4 20%
5 42%
No response 11%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the bus? –
Exterior styling:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 12%
2 5%
3 9%
4 25%
5 41%
No response 8%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the interior? -
Lower deck seating layout:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 11%
2 8%
3 20%
4 27%
5 26%
No response 8%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the interior? -
Seat pattern:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 8%
2 6%
3 8%
4 32%
5 37%
No response 9%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the interior? -
Lighting:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 7%
2 5%
3 8%
4 26%
5 41%
No response 13%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the interior? -
Colour Scheme:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 8%
2 5%
3 7%
4 18%
5 52%
No response 11%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the interior? -
Two staircases:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 8%
2 2%
3 8%
4 18%
5 53%
No response 11%

 

·         What do you think about the overall design of the interior? -
Accessibility:

 

Respondents could choose an answer on a sliding scale of 1 (don’t like),
up to 5 (Like it a lot)

 

Score % of respondents that selected this score
1 7%
2 3%
3 7%
4 27%
5 42%
No response 14%

 

The open question “Do you have any other comments or suggestions relating
to the new bus?” was responded to by 93 people.

 

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Melissa Nichols

 

FOI Case Officer

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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