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  • The most common reason that visitors gave for reopening the road to traffic was that the closure has made it difficult for disabled and elderly residents in particular to access the area (33%)
  • Other comments were that the road closure displaces traffic to other areas of the city (24%) and restricts quick access to certain businesses, such as the bank (both 24%)

Why do you feel this way?

Base: Visitors wanting the road reopened and gave further reasons (21*) | *Caution small base

This table expands on the reasons why visitors would like Palmerston road to be reopened to vehicles.

wdt_ID Why do you feel this way? %
1 Accessibility issues (e.g. disability / elderly) 33
2 Displaces traffic in area 24
3 Restricts access to certain businesses 24
4 Environmental reasons 5
5 Other 24

Some visitors have said:

“I am disabled. The closure of the road to motor traffic discriminated against me by preventing me from accessing the facilities this road previously provided.”

“I find walking through this area quite disgusting because of the smell of cigarettes. I would hate to live in the apartments above the shops. More pollution from this than from cars!”

“This ‘temporary’ closure of Palmerston Road has displaced this passing traffic onto Lennox Road South, Villiers Road and Auckland Road East, which are residential roads, in addition to already excessive traffic.”