Franklin St

Community Survey results for Franklin St

14th July
Dear neighbour,

We are writing to thank the many people who completed the recent community street survey for Franklin St. There was a poor return rate of 10 surveys covering 22% of all households in your street. So we would need to get more information before can feel confident that the views are very representative of many living in the road

Some key results are:-

Getting about most popular means:-100% (10) Walking
-60% (6) Car or van
-30% (3) bus
-60% (6) bike
-20% (2) train

Number of Vehicles in respondent households
(5) cars = 50%
(11) bikes = 110%
(1) motorbike = 10%

Obstructions on the pavement
100% (10) experienced the pavement as “always” or “often” clear enough whereas 0% (0) found the pavement “never” or “occasionally” clear enough

Visitors
56% (5 out of 9 who answered the question) have visitors by car or van once or less than once a week

Difficulty parking
0 people said it was always difficult to park, 0 said never. Other times have various problems. Weekday early evenings being the worst.

Controlled parking
30% (3) people are interested in some variation of controlled parking and 60% (6) do not want any kind of controlled parking

Space in Franklin St and eligible vehicles
7 people who completed the survey have vehicles registered to their address, 0 people said their vehicles were not registered to their address
2 wanted more parking spaces, 1 less spaces.

Cost of controlled parking
70% (7) would like controlled parking at cost only;
0% (0) at full cost;
20% (2) on a sliding scale and
0% (0) don’t know.
(Note: all profits from parking schemes go to pay for other transport related issues such as pensioners bus passes, subsidised school buses etc)

Usage of bike racks if provided
4 people would use bike racks if they were provided, 1 would not use them and 3 did not know.

What next?
From the sample surveys, it appears that roads south of Islingword Rd and west of Queens park road are interested in looking at forms of controlled parking. Roads north of Elm Grove and east of Queens Park Road want no change. This is based on a small sample and so the HEG LAT are keen to find out more views, especially, in between Islingword Rd and Elm Grove. Once we have more feedback from more surveys about residents wishes, we shall set up a working group to look in detail at a community plan for parking to propose to residents and if residents support it to put to the council.

If you would like to be a street representative for your road or meet with neighbours to discus your street survey result please e-mail David Gibson on davidsg@ntlworld.com or Chris Taylor on greysland@sky.com

Yours faithfully,

David Gibson and Chris Taylor and the HEGLAT team

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