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Summary

  • Bases are small here but indicate that businesses liked the hybrid approach for a range of reasons; access for traffic, reduction in traffic and better for businesses
  • Those wanting Castle Road to remain closed particularly liked that it was safer for walkers and cyclists, it improved the atmosphere of the road and the positives on the environment

Hybrid approach - why do you feel this way?

Base: Businesses wanting a hybrid approach (6*) |  *Caution small base

This table shows the main reasons describing why businesses want a hybrid approach.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %

Some of the businesses have said:

“We need passing traffic, a dead road is a dead window display.”

“When I am making deliveries and looking for parking spaces I find it a nightmare travelling around the area – a one-way system would greatly help.”

Reopening the road - why do you feel this way?

Base: Businesses wanting to reopen the road (1*) | *Caution small base

“One way south to north but no closure at Hambrook Street junction.”

Keeping it closed - why do you feel this way?

Base: Businesses wanting it kept closed (11*)  | *Caution small base

This table shows the main reasons for why businesses want the road to remain closed.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %

“Improved the general atmosphere of the road and sense of community. Cars aren’t speeding down to get to other locations.”