Wylds Lane survey

With thanks to the people who completed Labour's Listening Survey recently.  The results are now in and we know what local people think is most important.  Wylds Lane residents want a safer pedestrian crossing, with the preferred location being near the junction with Midland Road.

Worcester News published an article about our survey which you can read by clicking on this link

http://goo.gl/djxjJr

With your help we will continue to press Worcestershire County Council to make safer walking along Wylds Lane a priority.

Wylds Lane Survey August 2014

 

Results

59 responses received/collected

 

Q1 How often do you walk along Wylds Lane or Midland Road?

56 responses

Frequency

No:responding

% of respondents

more than once a day

24

43.00%

daily

20

38

Once or twice a week

7

13

occasionally

4

7

never

1

2

 

Q2 Would you walk more often if there was a pedestrian crossing on Wylds Lane?  53 responses

Yes 23 43%

No 21  40%

Don't know 9  17%

 

Q3 Where on Wylds Lane Lane is it most important to put a crossing?

55 responses

Preferred location

No: chose

% of respondents

Near Midland Road junction

37

67

Near Sawmill junction

2

4

Near Perrywood Close junction

4

7

Other location (see below)

3

5

None, not needed

9

16

Other suggestions were Stanley Road, near Fort Royal Park and Park Street

 

Q4 Do you think it would be helpful to have

a) better lighting along Midland Road

51 responses

Yes 38 (75%)

No 13 (25%) 

 

b) dropped kerbs on Midland Road by school crossing patrol?

52 responses

Yes 42 (81%)

No 10  (19%)

 

Q5 Any other comments?

35 people made a variety of additional comments, some backing up their responses to the main survey questions.

Parking 16 comments (5 better enforcement, 5 concerned, 3 want parking on commercial sites, 3 want residents' parking)

Speeding 11 comments (5 want speed bumps, 4 concerned, 2 want 20mph limit)

HGVs 8 comments re problems

other comments were

blocked drains by PerryWood Walk (3), taxi noise (2), pavement/road repairs (2), London Road crossing too slow, overgrown hedges, better road markings on Fort Royal Hill junction, bins left on road, rubbish in gardens, more litter bins needed.

 

Summary

59 residents of Wylds Lane and nearby responded to a survey conducted by Labour Councillors.  The majority of respondents (76%) walk along Wylds Lane at least once a day. Many (43%) would walk more frequently if there was a safe pedestrian crossing.  The preferred location (67%) for a crossing is near the Midland Road/Wylds Lane junction.

There is widespread support for better lighting along Midland Road and dropped kerbs by the school crossing patrol.

Resients also expressed concerns about parking problems on Wylds Lane, speeding traffic and heavy lorries.

 

9.9.14

 

Lynn Denham & Jabba Riaz

Worcester City Councillors

Cathedral Ward

 

Paul Denham

Worcestershire County Councillor

Rainbow Hill Division

 

 

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