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Summary

  • Half of respondents disagree with adding speed cushions on Francis Avenue as they feel they are unnecessary (49%), whilst 19% are concerned about the damage they cause to cars
  • 13% of respondents feel there are enough speed cushions or that alternative traffic calming should be used, whilst around a tenth do not want to drive another route on journeys through the area (11%) or feel the speed cushions will increase pollution (10%)
  • Only one resident of Francis Avenue disagrees with adding speed cushions – this is due to the potential increase in pollution

Why do you disagree with adding two sets of speed cushions on Francis Avenue?

Base: Respondents who disagree – total sample (97)

This chart shows why respondents disagree with adding two sets of speed cushions on Francis Avenue:
49% feel they are unnecessary
19% feel they cause damage to vehicles
13% feel there are enough or alternative traffic calming measures should be used
11% feel they will be made to drive another route on journeys through the area
10% feel they will increase pollution
6% feel they will not effectively solve issues in this road
4% do not want them near their house
47% disagree for other reasons

This table shows other reasons respondents disagree with adding two sets of speed cushions on Francis Avenue:
4% feel they are noisy
4% feel they are uncomfortable to drive over, such as causing back pain
3% feel they are disruptive for cyclists
3% feel they will displace traffic
7% disagree for other reasons

wdt_ID Responses for 'other' Percentage (%)
1 Noisy 4
2 Uncomfortable to drive over (e.g. cause back pain) 4
3 Disruptive for cyclists 3
4 Will displace traffic 3
7 Other 7

 

Key quote from Francis Avenue resident

“There is good research that has found speed bumps increase the air pollution as people have to step on their accelerators to get over them […] Has this been taken into account?”