The majority of respondents are in agreement with the proposed approach to Old Portsmouth (83%); 39% ‘strongly agree’ (322 respondents) and 44% ‘agree’ (370 respondents).
The 7% of respondents who disagree with the proposed approach to Old Portsmouth were asked which elements they disagree with. Half of this small cohort do not agree with ‘Pedestrian movement being prioritised in the road space parts of Broad Street/ Bath Square through either pedestrianising the area or implementing access-only road restrictions‘.
Reasons for disagreeing vary from viewing this element as unnecessary, to concerns about the need for vehicular access including accessibility issues (e.g. for elderly people, disabled people) as well as concerns about traffic displacement and the need to retain parking spaces.