Picton Street Engagement Survey

Closed 24 Jan 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020

Feedback updated 16 Dec 2021

We asked

The engagement on Picton Lane was open for six weeks from Monday 14 December 2020 to Sunday 24 January 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 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 language template covering 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to 3,694 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. 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 776 responses to the engagement, which were made up of 333 online and 443 paper copies. Of the responses received 91% are residents who live within one mile and over 94% walk to the road.

Around 92% of respondents like Picton Street due to the “personality and character of the street”. The most serious problem identified with 50% was that “there is no space for recycling bins and waste collection on street” followed by 43% with “the road is too narrow for two-way traffic” and 35% saying “access for disabled people is poor”. Over 43% of respondents think “wider pavements for movement” and “wider pavements with designated waste collections areas” are essential.

We did

The feedback from this survey along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local stakeholders has been reviewed. There were comments for and against pedestrianisation throughout the survey, but the responses did not show a consensus among the community. We will therefore take forward the comments received from the survey as we develop our Liveable Neighbourhood strategy for the city. This will involve looking 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 either the summary report or the full report.

Results updated 31 Aug 2021



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


  • Ashley


  • All residents
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business


  • Traffic and transportation