Support is strong towards the proposed approach to public spaces (88%); 50% of respondents ‘strongly agree’ (441 respondents) and 38% ‘agree’ (337 respondents).
Disagreement levels are low with only 5% of respondents selecting ‘strongly disagree’ or ‘disagree’.
The 5% of respondents who disagree with the approach to public spaces were asked which elements they disagree with. ‘Creating an environment where walking, cycling and public transport use are encouraged and prioritised, to better connect key locations within the seafront as well as to enhance connections between the seafront area and the wider city’ is the option that attracts the most attention, 69% of this small cohort disagree with it.
A number of concerns were raised in relation to this element; accessibility issues (e.g. for disabled people, elderly people), the need for better public transport, the need to keep vehicle access, access for visitors, and vehicles being displaced to other areas.
A number of concerns about accessibility with the proposed approach to public spaces were identified.
Respondents with a disability are less likely to be in agreement; 75% of them agree compared to 91% of those with no disability.