Francis Avenue (junction closure): reasons for agreement – but with some changes
Respondents who agree but with some changes also feel this will be better for people to walk and cycle (39%)
13% think the council should close the other junction instead
25% of Francis Avenue residents* (and 9% of all respondents) suggest the road be made one-way
7% also suggest incorporating one-way turns into the junctions instead, would like to do more to improve the road beyond closing the junction, or are concerned about traffic congestion at the remaining open junction
*Caution should be taken interpreting these results due to a small base
Why do you agree – but with some changes to closing Francis Avenue at this junction?
Base: Respondents who agree, but with some changes – total sample (82) | Francis Avenue residents (8*) *Caution small base
This chart shows why respondents agree, but with some changes, with closing Francis Avenue at this junction:
39% of total respondents and 13% of Francis Avenue residents feel it will be better for people to walk and cycle along Goldsmith Avenue as they won’t have to cross another junction
13% of total respondents and 13% of Francis Avenue residents think the council should close the other junction instead
12% of total respondents and 13% of Francis Avenue residents express general agreement as it will be safer and clearer for traffic
10% of total respondents and 13% of Francis Avenue residents are concerned about the sharpness of the junction
9% of total respondents and 25% of Francis Avenue residents feel it should be made into a one-way system
33% of total respondents and 25% of Francis Avenue residents agree but with some changes for other reasons
This table shows other reasons respondents agree, but with some changes, with closing Francis Avenue at this junction:
7% feel one-way turns should be incorporated
7% would do more beyond closing the junction, such as maximising parking or widening the road
7% express concern about traffic congestion/ queues at the remaining open junction
4% do not feel this will be safer for cyclists
4% feel the main issue here is with parking caused by the car garage
4% agree but with some changes for other reasons
Responses for 'other'
Incorporate one-way turns
Would like to do more beyond closing junction (e.g. maximise parking, widen road)
Concern about traffic congestion/ queues at remaining open junction
Do not feel this will be safer for cyclists
Main issue here is with parking caused by car garage
Key quotes from Francis Avenue residents
“Proposed change makes turning right from Francis Ave problematic as approach angle is not 90 degrees. Does nothing to address traffic flow along Francis Ave, would be better to make Francis one way southbound to Devonshire which will address traffic flow.”
“It would make much more sense and be much safer to keep the Eastern junction open and close the western junction.”
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