Results of the 2010 user survey – are men lazier than women?


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Results of the 2010 user survey - are men lazier than women?

Posted 8 July 2010 12:03 by martin

Very many thanks to all 777 of you who completed our annual user survey in May.

We're once again really pleased with the results – see graphs below.

Some things to note in terms of the behaviour change we're catalysing:
  • 75.9% of respondents say that has encouraged them (at least once) to switch to walking from another mode of transport
  • As a result of using, the following % of respondents say they are either 'always' or 'often' now walking instead of taking a:
    • Car – 26.5%
    • Taxi – 35.3%
    • Tube/metro/subway – 49.5%
    • Bus – 52.5%
    • Train – 24.3%
  • 53.6% of respondents say they are taking at least an extra hour of exercise per week as a result of using
Please also note:
  • They are self-selecting respondents (not a random sample)
  • Over half the respondents were using the service in London
Don't hesitate to get in contact with us if you'd like to discuss there results further.

Finally – many more women than men seem to be using (see final chart).  It could be tempting to deduce that more men than women are just bone idle, but there must be other factors at work here…  If you've got thoughts (and here are some theories), please leave a comment below.

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  1. Steve says:

    July 9th, 2010 at 8:50 am (#)

    I think walkit is brill! 🙂

  2. Jean says:

    July 14th, 2010 at 4:14 pm (#)

    Why drive when you can walk the distance, not only it help save the environment, it also give you that workout you need. great for your body!

  3. helenbunter says:

    July 29th, 2010 at 9:18 am (#)

    I now pass this site onto anyone who is visiting me for business or pleasure to encourage them to walk to me wherever possible. Great site.

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