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  • At least 80% of residents feel safe around other road users in Portsmouth when travelling by train, in a car or when catching the bus; over two thirds feel safe travelling by taxi or walking
  • Over half of residents feel unsafe travelling on e-scooters, self-powered scooters, motorbikes, or when cycling
  • Residents feel least safe around other road users when travelling by e-scooter (private or rental)
  • More police and powers to enforce the law are stated by 8% of residents to make travel feel safer in Portsmouth
  • Stricter controls of e-scooters are suggested by 11% of residents, with a further 6% wanting laws against pavement usage by cyclists or scooters to be more tightly enforced

An asterisk (*) indicates a small base size, caution should be taken when interpreting the results

(Note, some residents may have answered this question to express their safety concerns being around e-scooters, motorbikes and bikes rather than whilst using them themselves)

How safe do you feel in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling in the following ways?

Weighted base: Train: 1,203 | Car/van driver: 1,021 | Car/van passenger: 1,241 | Bus: 1,174 | Taxi: 1,192 | Walking: 1,446 | Mobility scooter: 140 | Wheelchair: 124 | Cycling: 877 | Motorbike/moped: 271 | Self-powered scooter: 186 | Private e-scooter: 167 | Rental e-scooter: 429 | Other: 24* | *Caution small base

This chart shows that:
85% of residents feel very/quite safe, 11% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 4% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling by train
84% of residents feel very/quite safe, 9% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 7% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling in a car/van as a driver
83% of residents feel very/quite safe, 10% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 7% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling in a car/van as a passenger
80% of residents feel very/quite safe, 15% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 5% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when catching the bus
69% of residents feel very/quite safe, 21% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 10% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling by taxi
68% of residents feel very/quite safe, 15% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 17% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when walking
31% of residents feel very/quite safe, 21% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 49% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when using a mobility scooter
31% of residents feel very/quite safe, 20% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 49% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when using a wheelchair
23% of residents feel very/quite safe, 20% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 56% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when cycling
23% of residents feel very/quite safe, 24% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 53% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when riding a motorbike/moped
22% of residents feel very/quite safe, 20% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 58% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling on a self-powered scooter
13% of residents feel very/quite safe, 15% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 72% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling on a private e-scooter
13% of residents feel very/quite safe, 18% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 69% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when using a rental e-scooter (Voi)
31% of residents feel very/quite safe, 30% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 39% feel very/quite unsafe in Portsmouth around other road users when travelling by another method

Key differences by demographic

Sex

Overall, male residents generally feel slightly safer around other road users when travelling by varying modes of travel

Age

Residents aged 35-54 generally feel most safe around other road users travelling by various modes of travel

Disability

Overall, residents without a disability feel safer for all modes of travel

Are there any improvements that you believe would make travel feel safer in the city?

Base: 1,760

This table shows the most common themes around improvements residents believe would make travel feel safer in the city:
19% of residents leave comments regarding the improvement of law enforcement/ personal responsibility: 8% of residents would like to see more police and powers to enforce law, 5% of residents would like to see that it’s ensured everyone knows and sticks to the Highway Code, 4% of residents would like to see more/better lighting e.g. on street, in parks, bus stops, stations, 2% of residents would like to see the speed limit enforced/ expanded, 2% of residents would like to see more CCTV e.g. at known trouble spots, bus stops, stations, 2% of residents would like to see anti-social behaviour reduced, and 2% of residents would like to have guards/conductors/wardens on public transport and elsewhere
25% of residents leave comments regarding the improvement of active travel: 11% of residents would like to see stricter controls of e-scooters/ ban e-scooters, 6% of residents would like to see enforcement of no cycling/scooting on pavement/pedestrian areas, 6% of residents would like to see more/better maintained cycle lanes, 4% of residents would like to see separate spaces for different travel users e.g. segregated cycle lanes, 2% of residents would like to see more/better maintained footpaths/pavements, 2% of residents would like to see improved air quality e.g. more green areas, congestion charge, 1% of residents would like to see mandatory wearing of helmets on bikes/scooters, 1% of residents would like to see all bikes, e-scooters and mobility scooters to be insured/licensed, and 1% of residents would like to see more lowered pavements
9% of residents leave comments regarding the improvement of roads: 4% of residents would like to see fewer vehicles/reduced congestion, 2% of residents would like to see better roads/re-thinking of layout, 2% of residents would like to see more pedestrianised/ car-free areas, 1% of residents would like to see more/safer pedestrian crossings, 1% of residents would like to see traffic calming measures, 1% of residents would like to see more streets made one-way, and 1% of residents would like to see better signage e.g. on one-way streets and on cycle lanes
1% of residents leave comments regarding the improvement of taxis: 1% of residents would like to see better licensing/ regulation for taxis
8% of residents leave miscellaneous comments: 5% of residents would like to see other improvements, 2% of residents would like to see a stop to vehicles parking illegally/dangerously, and 1% of residents would like to introduce trams
55% of residents gave no answer/ don’t know/ not applicable

wdt_ID Responses (showing key themes) %
1 NET Law enforcement/ personal responsibility 19
2 More police and powers to enforce law 8
3 Ensure everyone knows and sticks to the Highway Code 5
4 More/better lighting e.g. on street, in parks, bus stops, stations 4
5 Speed limit enforcement/expanded 2
6 More CCTV e.g. at known trouble spots, bus stops, stations 2
7 Reduce anti-social behaviour 2
8 Have guards/conductors/wardens on public transport ad elsewhere 2
9 NET Active travel 25
10 Stricter controls of e-scooters/ban e-scooters 11
11 No cycling/scooting on pavement/pedestrian areas enforcement 6
12 More/better maintained cycle lanes 6
13 Separate spaces for different travel users e.g. segregated cycle lanes 4
14 More/better maintained cycle lanes 2
15 Improve air quality e.g. more green areas, congestion charge 2
16 Mandatory wearing of helmets on bikes/scooters 1
17 All bikes, e-scooters and mobility scooters to be insured/licensed 1
18 More lowered pavements 1
19 NET Roads 9
20 Fewer vehicles/reduce congestion 4
21 Better roads/re-think layout 2
22 More pedestrianised/car-free areas 2
23 More/safer pedestrian crossings 1
24 Traffic calming measures 1
25 Make more streets one-way 1
26 Better signange e.g. on one-way streets and on cycle lanes 1
27 NET Taxis 1
28 Better licensing/regulation for taxis 1
29 NET Miscellaneous 8
30 Other 5
31 Stop vehicles parking illegally/dangerously 2
32 Introduce trams 1
33 No answer/don't know/not applicable 55