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  • The main reasons residents want Castle Road to remain closed are for the better atmosphere; they feel it is a nicer place as a result of the closure (42%)
  • The road being safer for walking and cycling was also a popular reason amongst residents (41%)
  • Less common reasons included the environmental impact; better air quality, lower pollution (19%), more generally that it works well/ residents like it (16%) and the reduced levels of traffic (15%)

Why do you feel this way?

Base: Residents wanting the road to remain closed (177)

This table shows the main reasons describing why residents want Castle Road to remain closed.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %
1 Better atmosphere / nicer place 42
2 Safer for walking / cycling 41
3 Environmental impact 19
4 Works well / like it 16
5 Less traffic 15
6 Other routes for cars / not essential 10
7 Good for local business 10
8 Outside eating / drinking 7
9 More accessible 4
10 Other 6

Some of our residents have said:

“Safer for walking and cycling. Less pollution, better ambiance.”

“It feels a much safer area to walk, when it was open to traffic people were always speeding down or up it as a cut through.”

“There are plenty of alternative routes for vehicles.  It’s a rare privilege to have a fully pedestrianised area in Southsea. Especially as a school gate is on this street.”

“Because it has stopped cars speeding up Great Southsea Street. It has encouraged more people to visit the local shops in Castle Road and has created a lovely atmosphere.”