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  • 39% rated Being able to cross roads as poor/very poor
  • The issues raised by these respondents were, firstly, motorists driving too quickly over pedestrian crossings (mentioned by 57% of respondents rating the ability to cross as poor), pedestrian phases not being long enough to get across the road (46%), uncontrolled crossings with no button (43%), and poor road surfaces (38%)
  • 16-34 year olds were more likely to mention poor road surfaces as an issue (48%), as were those with a disability or their carer (48%). Uncontrolled crossings were more likely to be raised as an issue by 16-34s (66%), as well as parents pushing a pushchair (57%)

Why respondents think being able to cross roads is poor / very poor

Base: All rating being able to cross roads as poor/very poor (240)

This chart shows that when asked why respondents think being able to cross roads is poor/very poor
57% of respondents say that motorists drive too quickly over pedestrian crossings
46% say that pedestrian phases are not long enough to get across the road
43% mention uncontrolled crossings (those lacking buttons)
38% mention poor road surfaces

Other comments

Base: All rating being able to cross roads as poor/very poor (240)

6% mention a lack of pedestrian crossings
4% mention the speed of cars and or that cars go too fast
4% say that there are not enough dropped kerbs
3% mention poorly parked vehicles
3% say that cars block dropped kerbs
3% mention visibility and or their line of sight

wdt_ID Responses (showing key themes) Percentage (%)

Direct quotes from respondents

“Due to lack of parking, there are often cars and vans parked over dropped pavements which makes it really challenging to cross with a buggy, often I’ve had to bump the pram down between parked cars further down and then risked a dangerous crossing.”

“The drop kerbs need to be level as the amount of times I’ve nearly fallen out of my wheelchair is disgusting.”