Beaufort Road Engagement Survey

Closed 14 Feb 2021

Opened 18 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 22 Oct 2021

We asked

The engagement for Beaufort Road was open for six weeks from Monday 18 January 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021. People were asked about their street environment, what they liked about the street, what they would improve and what would they prioritise. The survey captured views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses the street to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved and provide feedback on their own experiences.

People were also asked to give their views on a proposal to introduce a series of one-way restrictions on Beaufort Road. This was put forward as a suggestion to reduce the number of motorised vehicles using the road as a through route and reduce the conflict between vehicles travelling in opposing directions.

Individual responses were received via the online survey and, to ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible, paper copies that included a translation offer in 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to more than 1500 local properties. 20 posters were put up in the local area to raise awareness of the survey. Local stakeholders and community groups were also asked to help raise awareness of the survey and it was promoted via social media platforms. As COVID-19 restrictions prevented face to face engagement, the team offered virtual chats and phone appointments to anyone who didn’t want to submit a written response but wanted to ask questions and provide feedback.

You said

From this survey we received 785 responses, which were made up of 489 online and 296 paper copies. Of the responses received 93% are residents who live within one mile and 94% said they walk to the road, 75% drive a car or van, and 49% ride a bike.

When asked what they liked about the street, the most popular answer was the street being “close to the cemetery” (59%) whilst 49% liked it for its “large trees and green space”. This was followed closely by “local views” (46%) and “20 mph limit” (44%)

When asked what residents viewed as problems; 85% thought “the street being busy with traffic” was a problem, 67% thought that “traffic speeds were too high”, 62% thought “the road was unsafe to cycle” and 57% thought “not having a dedicated space for cyclists” was a problem. Around 58% thought “pavements were too narrow”, “air quality was poor” and “there was too much noise pollution”.

In terms of priorities: 69% said they want “traffic calming measures to slow traffic”, 59% want “cleaner air”, 58% want “to maintain access for motorised vehicles”, 56% support “changing the traffic direction for example to one way”, and 51% want to “prioritise more space for cycling”.

60% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the proposed scheme to amend traffic flow on Beaufort Road.

We did

The feedback from this survey, along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local, will be used to inform designs as part of the Liveable Neighbourhood strategy. More information about what we engaged on and the results of this survey are available in the full report.

Overview

We are asking businesses, residents and anyone who enjoys Beaufort Road to make suggestions on how to make walking and cycling easier and how to improve the general street environment.

You can take part by following the link at the bottom of this page. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the team are currently unable to carry out face to face engagement. However we are offering phone appointments and virtual chats to anyone who wishes to discuss anything in more detail. If you wish to organise either of these please contact us using the details below and a team member will organise a mutually convenient time to have a chat.

The following survey works with word reader software. However if you have a comment, question or you would like this information in another format such as a different language, Braille, audio tape, large print, easy English, BSL video or CD rom or plain text please contact us:

  • Email: transport.engagement@bristol.gov.uk
  • Phone: 0117 903 6449 and leave a message on the answerphone.
  • Write to: Beaufort Road, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE

Areas

  • Clifton

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation