Mina Road Engagement Survey

Closed 14 Mar 2021

Opened 1 Feb 2021

Feedback updated 4 Oct 2021

We asked

The engagement on Mina Road was open for six weeks from Monday 1 February 2021 to Sunday 14 March 2021. People were asked about their street environment, what they liked about the street, what they would improve and what would they prioritise in three sections of the road. These were:

  • north of the mini roundabout – between the railway tunnel and where Mina Road meets York Street and James Street;
  • south of the mini roundabout – between the M32 and where Mina Road meets York Street and James Street;
  • the shopping area - between  John Street and the mini roundabout.

In summer 2020 we installed a protected bike lane between the railway tunnel and Mercia Drive using temporary bollards. The survey also asked how well people think the current scheme was working and if they agree or disagree with keeping the bike lane.

The survey aimed to capture views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses the street to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved in the street environment and provide feedback on their own experiences.

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 a translation offer in 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to 1715 local properties. 25 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 824 responses, which were made up of 454 online and 370 paper copies. Of the responses received, 81% are residents and 85% of respondents live on Mina or live within one mile. 87% of respondents said they walk to the road, 66% ride a bike and 52% drive a car or a van.

For the north section of Mina Road, more than 70% of respondents said they like the street for being close to the city farm and close to green spaces. When asked what they viewed as problems, 51% of respondents felt the street is busy with motorised traffic and 50% feel air quality is too poor. More than 50% of respondents think having cleaner air and improving the Concorde Way cycle route are essential and high priorities.

For the south section of Mina Road, more than 78% of respondents said they like the personality and character of the street and it being close to green spaces. 85% of respondents felt the most serious and moderate problems were the street being busy with motorised traffic and poor air quality. Over 55% of respondents felt cleaner air and prioritising more road space for cycling are essential and high priorities.

For the shopping section of Mina Road, 81% of respondents said like the personality and character of the street and 73% of respondents like it for being close to local businesses. 85% of respondents felt the most serious and moderate problem was the street being busy with motorised traffic. 55% of respondents think cleaner air, making it easier to cross the road, and restricting traffic from and to the M32 are essential and high priorities.

When asked for their views on the temporary bike lane, 63.5% either agreed or strongly agreed the bike lane to remain in place,  compared to 21.57% who disagreed or strongly disagreed.

We did

The feedback from this survey along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local stakeholders has been reviewed. It has been agreed to retain the protected bike lane from the railway tunnel and Mercia Drive.

We will also take forward the comments as we develop our Liveable Neighbourhood strategy for the city. This will involve taking a look at whole areas, rather than individual streets, to make neighbourhoods a more pleasant place for everyone with safer streets, cleaner air, and easier walking and cycling journeys.

More information about what we engaged on and the results are available in the full report. 

Overview

We are asking businesses, residents and anyone who enjoys Mina 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: Mina Road, Transport Engagement Team, PO BOX 3399, 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 9NE

Areas

  • Ashley

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business

Interests

  • Traffic and transportation