Dean Lane Engagement Survey

Closed 7 Feb 2021

Opened 11 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 16 Dec 2021

We asked

The engagement survey for Dean Lane was open for four weeks from Monday 11 January 2021 to Sunday 7 February 2021. People were asked about the street environment, what they liked about it, what they would improve and what would they prioritise. People were also asked to comment on proposals to install a protected bike lane along Dean Lane. The survey aimed to capture views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses Dean Lane to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved and assess the appetite for the protected bike lane.

Individual responses were received via the online survey and, to ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible in a multi-cultural ward, paper copies with an offer of language translation included in 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to 1,023 local properties. 30 posters were also 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. Due to Covid-19 restrictions preventing 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 737 responses to the engagement, which were made up of 571 online and 166 paper copies. Of the responses received, 87% are residents who live within one mile from Dean Lane and over 92% walk to the road, almost 56% use a car/van, and over 54% use a bicycle. Over 72% of respondents use the road over 3 to 4 times a week.

When asked what people already like about the street environment on Dean Lane, “close to Dame Emily Park” and “close to shopping areas” are the most popular with 51% of respondents selecting these options. Meanwhile, 75% of respondents say, “pavements are too narrow” is a serious or moderate problem, 64% say “the street is busy with traffic”, 59% think “there is not a dedicated space for cyclists on the road” is a problem, and 58% say “the road feels unsafe to cycle on.” “Widen pavements” was ranked as essential/high priority by 66% respondents, and “make it easier to cross” by 64% respondents.

Over 63% of respondents agree or strongly agree with implementing a protected bike lane on Dean Lane, and 23% disagree or strongly disagree.

The main themes that came through the free text boxes were the road being unsafe to cross, speeding traffic, narrow pavements, and blind corners.  

We did

The feedback from this survey along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local stakeholders is currently being reviewed. More information about what we engaged on and the results are available in the full report.

Results updated 3 Sep 2021



We are asking businesses, residents and anyone who enjoys Dean Lane 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:
  • Phone: 0117 903 6449 and leave a message on the answerphone.
  • Write to: Dean Lane, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE


  • Bedminster


  • All residents
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business


  • Traffic and transportation