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Summary

  • All respondents would most like more plants and green elements added to this space, followed by a place for people to sit
  • Around a fifth of all respondents would also like more bicycle storage and parking, although this is less favoured by Orchard Road residents
  • Other suggestions include maximising parking in this area, reconsidering its current use and appearance, and making provisions for active travel options like rental e-scooters and bikes
  • ‘Other’ comments left by Orchard Road residents largely expressed disagreement with closing the road

By closing Orchard Road, we can use spaces creatively. How would you like to see this space used?

Base: Total sample (426) | Orchard Road residents (30)

This chart shows how respondents would like to see the space used creatively:
60% of total respondents and 50% of Orchard Road residents would like more plants and green elements added
27% of total respondents and 17% of Orchard Road residents would like a place for people to sit to be added
21% of total respondents and 7% of Orchard Road residents would like a bicycle storage hangar added
20% of total respondents and 10% of Orchard Road residents would like open bicycle parking added
14% of total respondents and 13% of Orchard Road residents would like a bicycle hire station (Beryl Bikes) added
21% of total respondents and 27% of Orchard Road residents would like the space used in another way
16% of total respondents and 17% of Orchard Road residents would not like anything else added and to keep the double yellow lines

Responses for 'other'

This table shows other ways respondents would like to see the creative space on Orchard Road used:
To maximise parking
Suggestions to reconsider current use/ appearance, such as street furniture, fixing potholes, or making the space cleaner
Adding Voi rental e-scooter racks
Cycling provisions, such as cycling lanes or hire racks
Facilitating children’s safety
A café

wdt_ID Key themes
1 Maximise parking
2 Reconsider current use/ appearance e.g. street furniture, fix potholes/ make cleaner
3 Voi rental e-scooter racks
4 Cycling provisions e.g. cycling lanes, hire racks
5 Facilitate children’s safety
6 Café

 

Key quotes from Orchard Road residents

“Leave it all as it is, changing this will have a big impact on the 3 local businesses forcing them to cease trading.”

“Keep it as it is for 1 hour max parking.”