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Summary

  • Over a third of respondents state that there is something ‘making it harder’ for them to travel along the school street (33.5%)
  • The school with the highest level of reported issues is St Judes (42%)
  • The most common reported issue is issues / lack of time due to work or child attending different school (22%), which is mostly reported by respondents with children
  • Many respondents report issues due to cars, with cars parked illegally / improperly (21%), congestion on school street / surrounding streets (19%), unobservant / dangerous drivers (18%), and cars still accessing the road during trial (7%) and was a consistent theme across all schools

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

Is there anything that makes it harder for you or for children to walk, cycle, or scoot along the street the school is on? - all waves

Base: Total sample (199) | Wave 2: Meon Infant & Junior (99) | St John's (22*) | Wave 1: St Jude’s (66) | Bramble (12*) | *Caution, small base

This chart shows that:
Of the total sample, 33.5% respond ‘yes’, 57% respond ‘no’, and 9.5% ‘don’t know’ to the question ‘ is there anything that makes it harder for you or for children to walk, cycle, or scoot along the street the school is on?’
Of Meon Infant and Junior, 30% respond ‘yes’, 58% respond ‘no’, and 12% ‘don’t know’ to the question ‘ is there anything that makes it harder for you or for children to walk, cycle, or scoot along the street the school is on?’
Of St John’s, 32% respond ‘yes’, and 68% respond ‘no’ to the question ‘ is there anything that makes it harder for you or for children to walk, cycle, or scoot along the street the school is on?’
Of St Jude’s, 42% respond ‘yes’, 49% respond ‘no’, and 9% ‘don’t know’ to the question ‘ is there anything that makes it harder for you or for children to walk, cycle, or scoot along the street the school is on?’
Of Bramble, 17% respond ‘yes’, 75% respond ‘no’, and 8% ‘don’t know’ to the question ‘ is there anything that makes it harder for you or for children to walk, cycle, or scoot along the street the school is on?’

Reasons for difficulty walking, cycling or scoot/ skating along the school street - all waves

Base: respondents who reported that something is negatively impacting their school street (67)

This table shows the most common themes around what respondents feel is negatively impacting their school street:
22% of respondents feel issues/ lack of time due to work or child attending different school make it difficult to travel along the school street
21% of respondents feel cars parked illegally/ improperly make it difficult to travel along the school street
19% of respondents feel congestion on the school street/ surrounding streets make it difficult to travel along the school street
18% of respondents feel unobservant/ dangerous drivers (i.e. speeding, reversing, pulling out, etc.) make it difficult to travel along the school street
10% of respondents feel narrow streets/ pavement make it difficult to travel along the school street
10% of respondents feel living too far away to walk/ unable to walk due to health make it difficult to travel along the school street
9% of respondents feel lack of cycle lanes/ access for bicycles make it difficult to travel along the school street
9% of respondents feel difficulty safely crossing the street makes it difficult to travel along the school street
7% of respondents feel cars still using road during the School Streets trial makes it difficult to travel along the school street
4% of respondents feel lack of available parking makes it difficult to travel along the school street
10% of respondents give other comments
3% of respondents did not leave a comment

wdt_ID Reasons for difficulty Percentage (%)
1 Issues/ lack of time due to work or child attending different school 22
2 Cars parked illegally/ improperly 21
3 Congestion on school street/ surrounding streets 19
4 Unobservant/ dangerous drivers (i.e. speeding, reversing, pulling out, etc.) 18
5 Narrow streets/ pavement 10
6 Live too far away to walk/ unable to walk due to health 10
7 Lack of cycle lane/ access for bicycles 9
8 Difficulty safely crossing street 9
9 Cars still using road during School Streets trial 7
10 Lack of available parking 4