Geolytix produce multiple GeoData packs which are updated annually and available as a purchased product or use within our services work. Public Transport is vital data when making location-based decisions.
31st January 2020
Public Transport locations and links are vital for improving accessibility for people without private transportation, reducing road congestion, lower contributions to our carbon footprint, increase social connections and allow a transit lifestyle. The accessibility of a location directly impacts not only the day to day of individuals but the success that businesses across numerous sectors have. They help individuals to join the labour market connecting a range of skills to diverse job types. Transport locations and passenger counts can be used as a proxy for footfall to support convenience retailing decisions and is important in attracting customers while growing and maintaining sales of a store and wider Retail Place. Property portals display the key features of an area in relation to the property of interest which can impact your choice of home.
Therefore transport links are a major factor affecting location-based decision making and this is why Public Transport is one of the datasets that GEOLYTIX has produced.
We have updated the UK Public Transport data pack which includes; Airports, Bus Stops, Coach Hubs, Cycle Stations, Ferry Ports, Light Lines & Stations, Metro Tram Access, Oyster Card Zone, Rail Lines including lines under construction & Stations including Non ATOC, Taxi Ranks, Underground Lines & Stations.
There have been no changes to the number of UK airports, however the update means that the data set now includes passenger data for 2018 and 2019 (as of October 2019). Unsurprisingly, Heathrow and Gatwick take the top 2 for total passengers in both years.
Retail Places identify areas where potential customers are attracted to interact with a retail environment. Retail Venues sit within these to specifically define a concentration of retail within a retail place.
Anecdotally, town and city centres have been busy since England Lockdown 2 ended last Wednesday. We’ve been busy processing up mobility data from Saturday to see what it tells us about the 18,000 Retail Places we monitor.
Wednesday marked the end of England’s four-week Lockdown II. Many retailers will now be looking to salvage what they can following a tumultuous year. The run-up to Christmas is always a condensed & critical period but in 2020 this is exacerbated. So, what can we expect during these next three weeks?