The majority of respondents have used a Public Right of Way (PRoW) in Portsmouth (66%). Meanwhile, just under a third of respondents do not know what a PRoW is (32%).
The highest proportion of respondents use a PRoW at least several times a week (43%). Of those respondents 15% use a PRoW ‘daily’.
Understanding of the ROWIP document is low as only 21% of respondents found the document ‘easy’ or ‘very easy’ to understand. A similar proportion of respondents (19%) found the document ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to understand whereas over half of respondents gave a ‘neutral’ response (57%).
Respondents who found the document difficult to understand said it can be improved by adding more images or graphics in the document (22%). Particularly, respondents feel that maps could be more detailed and contain more information on each PRoW. They also feel an accompanying summary document with less technical jargon would be beneficial (20%).
The majority of respondents ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that the correct actions have been identified in the Statement of Action (64%).
The majority of respondents (60%) ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that the Statement of Action correctly identifies and addresses the future needs of the public in terms of usage of the Rights of Way network.
The majority of respondents (58%) ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ that the Statement of Action has adequately identified areas of potential improvement.
Some respondents comment that there needs to be more information provided on the Rights of Way before they are able to make a judgement on if the Statement of Actions are the right ones (36%). Other respondents feel that focusing on improving right of ways should not be a priority as Portsmouth is already highly pedestrianised and accessible by walking and cycling (18%).