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  • Almost half of the respondents that commented would like to see the road closure become permanent as they feel it creates a better atmosphere and grater sense of community in the area (48%)
  • Others commented that the closure had made it safer for pedestrians (23%) and is good for local business economy (16%)

Why do you feel this way?

Base: Visitors wanting the road to remain closed and gave further reasons (64)

This table expands on the reasons why visitors would like the Palmerston road closure to become permanent.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %
1 Better atmosphere / sense of community 48
2 Safer for pedestrians 23
3 Good for local businesses 16
4 It works well / makes sense / I like it 13
5 Not essential route 13
6 Environmental reasons 11
7 Other 6

Some visitors have said:

“Lived here for 7 years, delighted at the new cafe atmosphere, it was awful before. Better for the businesses.”

“It’s a lovely walk from Palmerston Road to the avenues of trees and fields, with small local businesses like the garden nursery and Little Tea House that would benefit too.”

“There are currently 3 different ways that cars and vehicles can gain access from this part of the city to the area behind Castle Road thus this connection is not needed.”

“Alongside the reasons previously explained, I feel this has also increased safety along the street.”