Rosemary Lane Engagement Survey

Closed 24 Jan 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020

Feedback updated 6 Oct 2021

We asked

The engagement on Rosemary Lane was open for six weeks from Monday 16 November 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 and if they felt closing the road to reallocate road space to the local community was important. 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 4137 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 Covid19 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 569 responses to the engagement, which were made up of 172 online and 397 paper copies. Of the responses received 92% are residents who live within one mile and over 82% walk to the road.

Nearly 80% of respondents like Rosemary Lane due to the “open green space”. Over 50% like Rosemary Lane because “it is easy to walk around e.g. good walking routes” and because it has “playground and children amenities”. The most serious and moderate problem identified was that “the street is busy with traffic” (45.4%) followed by “traffic speeds are too high” (43%). Over 50% of respondents think “cleaner air”, “traffic calming measures to slow traffic” and “more greenery/planters are essential and high priorities when totalled together.

Over 35% of respondents answered that temporarily closing the road to reallocate road space to the local community was of “very high importance”, whereas 29% felt it was “not at all important”.

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. 


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


  • Eastville


  • All residents
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business


  • Traffic and transportation