Muller Road Consultation Results
On the 15th of April a summary of the results from the Muller Road Improvements consultations were released. There were 587 responses, predominantly sent in by online questionnaires, these responses have been summarised in a statistical form through graphs.
The responses were multiple choice and the options were strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree and strongly disagree. This article has taken the information from these graphs and summarised it.
The questionnaire split Muller Road into four sections:
· section 1 - Gloucester Road to Downend Road
· section 2- Downend Road to the railway bridge
· section 3 - the railway bridge to Dormer Road
· section 4 - Downend Road to the M32 roundabout
Throughout all 4 sections of Muller Road, over 50% agreed or strongly agreed with the proposed bus stop upgrades and pavement improvements. Where relevant (section 2-4) over 50% agreed or strongly agreed with pedestrian crossing improvements.
From Gloucester Road to Downend Road (section 1) over 50% agreed or strongly agreed with the proposed bus stop upgrades and pavement improvements. However, the positive and negative responses overall for the parking and turning restrictions were fairly even although the strongly disagree outweighed the strongly agree. The improvement of cycling facilities in this section had more of a positive response than a negative response.
Responses for Downend Road to the railway bridge (section 2) section of Muller Road were fairly similar to section 1 with the positive response to proposed bus stop upgrades, pavement improvements and more negative responses towards parking restrictions and turning restrictions. There was an over 60% positive response for pedestrian crossing improvements which was not suggested in section 1. Improved cycling facilities differed slightly and had an over 50% positive response in this section. However there was a 30% strongly disagree for bus lanes, parking restrictions and turn restrictions.
The railway bridge to Dormer Road (section 3) again had over 50% positive responses for bus stop upgrades and pavement improvements as well as pedestrian crossings and traffic calming measures. There was a 35% strongly disagree which is the highest negative response towards bus lanes out of all the sections. Proposed turning restrictions have a high “neither agree or disagree” response and the agree responses and disagree responses were fairly even. Improved cycling facilities have more of a positive response than a negative response whilst parking restrictions has a high “strongly disagree” response.
The fourth section, Dormer Road to M32 roundabout also has an over 50% positive response to bus stop improvements, pavement improvements and pedestrian crossing improvements. Improved cycling facilities have a similar response in this section as they did in section 3, as did parking restrictions. Turning restrictions had over 50% on strongly disagree alone, this refers to taking away the right turn from Glenfrome Road onto Muller Road. Changes in traffic light sequences was only proposed in this section and received more of a negative response than positive response.
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