Your views on Highams Park – perception survey results

Between 14 March and 1 April 2016, we invited everyone who lives or works in Highams Park to take part in a perception survey to help us understand what you like and dislike about your area as well as what you would like to see improved.

The survey was online as well as over 6,500 copies hand delivered to all households in the area. In total 628 people responded and provided over 700 individual comments.

Top results are:

Feelings towards Highams Park:

  • 264 respondents said it's easy to get around in some areas
  • 261 respondents said that some areas feel like a community
  • 222 respondents said that some areas feel safe to travel in
  • 215 respondents said that some areas are attractive
  • 168 respondents said that some areas don't feel safe to travel in
  • 155 respondents said that some areas are unattractive
  • 155 respondents said that some areas are difficult to get around
  • 115 respondents said that some parts of Highams Park feel like a safe neighbourhood
  • 111 respondents said that some areas don't feel like a community
  • 33 respondents said that the area doesn't feel like a safe neighbourhood.

What respondents would like to see to make Highams Park a better place to walk and cycle:

  • 319 respondents would like to see better pavements
  • 246 respondents would like to see more plants and trees
  • 239 respondents would like safer crossing points
  • 222 respondents would like more attractive streets
  • 207 respondents would like slower traffic
  • 201 respondent would like more local shops
  • 197 respondents would like less traffic on the roads
  • 154 respondents would like more places to sit
  • 153 respondents would like better lighting
  • 152 respondents would like improved public spaces
  • 137 respondents would like protected cycle lanes
  • 125 respondents would like more green spaces
  • 71 respondents would like more public transport information in the area
  • 69 respondants would like more signposts for pedestrians
  • 67 respondents would like road safety and cycle training
  • 63 respondents would like more cycle parking
  • 61 respondents would like nothing
  • 58 respondents would more signposts for cycling
  • 28 respondents would like more bus stops.

How respondents travel in their area:

  • 94 respondents said they walk
  • 92 respondens said they drive
  • 69 respondents said they use public transport
  • 28 respondents cycle
  • 519 respondents didn't provide an answer.

For more information on the next steps and how you can get involved, visit the 'when to get involved' page.

 

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