Lincoln Street

Community Survey results for Lincoln St
Thank you to the many people who completed the recent community street survey for Lincoln St. There was a tremendously high return rate. 92 surveys were returned covering at least 90% of all households. So we can feel confident that the views are very representative of all living in the road

Some key results are:-

Getting about most popular means:
35% (55) Walking
28% (44) Car or van
14% (22) bus
14% (21) bike
9% (14) train

Obstructions on the pavement
56% (37) experienced the pavement as “always” or “often” clear enough
44% (29) found the pavement “never” or “occasionally” clear enough

Visitors
73% (47 out of 64) have visitors by car or van once or less than once a week

Difficulty parking
20 people said it was always difficult to park, 0 said never.
All times have problems.
Sundays are best, week nights are worst

Controlled parking
77% (53) people are interested in some variation of controlled parking
23% (16) do not want any kind of controlled parking

Space in Lincoln St and eligible vehicles
There are about 47 spaces on one side of Lincoln St
43 people have vehicles registered to their address , 3 don’t know and 7 are not (these 7 would not be eligible for a parking permit)

At most times there are around 90 vehicles parked in Lincoln St, so even allowing for a few visitors and that not all residents are home at the same time it appears 40+ non residents are parking in the road

16 wanted more space, 15 less space, 19 no change under controlled parking. It is hard to predict which of these outcomes controlled parking (on one side of the street) would bring for eligible residents

Cost of controlled parking
39% (26) would like controlled parking at cost only (ie not supporting bus passes)
27% (18) at full cost (providing enough income to provide free bus travel for pensioners),
19% (13) on a sliding scale
15% (10) don’t know

Usage of bike racks if provided
24 people would use bike racks if they were provided

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 discuss your street survey result please e-mail Penny on penandrews@yahoo.co.uk. Penny and Andy live on Lincoln St and have been involved in the surveys.

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