The majority of respondents are in agreement (79%) with the proposed approach to Southsea Castle to Palmerston Road%); 41% ‘strongly agree’ (331 respondents) and 39% ‘agree’ (318 respondents).
The 8% of respondents who disagree with the proposed approach to Southsea Castle to Palmerston Road were asked which elements they disagree with. Changes to Avenue de Caen are the least popular proposals:
- Over three-quarters of this cohort (76%) disagree with ‘altering the north part of Avenue de Caen between Ladies’ Mile and Clarence Parade to prioritise cyclists and pedestrians‘.
- 46% disagree with ‘redesigning the junction at Avenue de Caen/ Clarence Esplanade to complement recent improvements to the public space around D-Day Story, and to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety‘.
Some respondents feel these elements are unnecessary and penalise drivers whilst others see a need to retain parking and prioritise access for visitors and balance priority amongst walkers, cyclists and drivers. Accessibility issues were also raised.
Concerns about accessibility were raised in relation to the Southsea Castle to Palmerston Road proposals.
Analysis shows that respondents with a disability are less likely to be in agreement with the proposed objectives; 14% of them disagree compared to 7% of those with no disability.