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  • Accessibility was the main reason cited by visitors for wanting Castle Road reopened (31%)
  • Other popular reasons for wanting the road reopened were ‘better for residents’ (18%) giving them easier access to their homes, and the fact that the road is an ‘essential route’ (14%), some mention that their journey times have increased as a result of the closure

Why do you feel this way?

Base: Visitors wanting the road reopened (71)

This table shows the main reasons describing why visitors want the road reopened.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %
1 Accessibility (i.e. disabled, elderly) 31
2 Better for residents 18
3 Essential route / increasing journey times 14
4 Displaced parking problems 11
5 Displaced traffic 11
6 Emergency service access 8
7 Impact on taxis / PHVs 7
8 Unnecessary / no need 7
9 Noise / anti-social behaviour 6
10 Dislike outside eating / no need 1
11 Other 34

Some visitors have said:

“I am disabled. Restricting vehicular traffic prevents me from accessing services in Castle Road. It is thus discriminatory.”

“It’s a road, vital for people and businesses to access.”

“People live here and the closure has affected how people can access and park by their own property. Also affects visiting friends and family.”

“Roads are the arteries (like veins in a body) to a city, start closing them & you are moving traffic to other roads.”