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Summary

  • The most common reason respondents disagree with restricting vehicle access to Orchard Road here is as they feel it is unnecessary (36%), although Orchard Road residents* are most concerned with the possible difficulty of driving to and from their house (48%)
  • The impact on traffic and/or congestion in other areas is a concern to around a fifth of respondents, as is the loss of parking
  • 6% of respondents who disagree with this proposal suggest making the road one-way instead

*Caution should be taken interpreting these results due to a small base

Why do you disagree with restricting vehicle access to Orchard Road from Fawcett Road?

Respondents who disagree – total sample (171) | Orchard Road residents (23*) *Caution small base

This chart shows why respondents disagree with restricting vehicle access to Orchard Road from Fawcett Road:
36% of total respondents and 22% of Orchard Road residents feel it is unnecessary
22% of total respondents and 17% of Orchard Road residents feel it will impact on traffic or congestion in other areas
19% of total respondents and 22% of Orchard Road residents are against the loss of parking
13% of total respondents and 48% of Orchard Road residents feel it will make it inconvenient to drive to/ from their house
13% of total respondents and 13% of Orchard Road residents feel it will make them drive another route on journeys through the area
22% of total respondents and 30% of Orchard Road residents disagree for other reasons

Responses for 'other'

This table shows other reasons respondents disagree with restricting vehicle access to Orchard Road from Fawcett Road:
6% feel the road should be made one-way
3% feel it will impact businesses
3% feel that, because Orchard Road is wider than other roads, it can accommodate two-way traffic better
2% feel it will cause extra pollution
1% feel it will be a waste of funds
8% disagree for other reasons

wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 Make the road one-way 6
2 Will impact businesses 3
3 Orchard Road wider than others – can accommodate two-way traffic better 3
4 Will cause extra pollution 2
5 Waste of funds 1
6 Other 8

 

Key quotes from Orchard Road residents

“Will have a severe impact on the businesses and residents in Orchard Road & neighbouring roads.”

“I would be more in favour of speed bumps on Orchard Rd than restrict vehicle access to. Orchard is the widest road which joins into Talbot, what will happen [?] Telephone and Manners Road will be taking on the extra vehicles […] Even a properly designed one way system would be better than just close one end of one street.”