How easy do you think it is to get to, from, and around the city centre using different modes of transport – including travelling on foot? City centre users are being asked to fill out a short online questionnaire which asks about their perception and experience of city centre travel.
Officers in the Planning and Sustainable Development service are keen to gather people's views on this, to help with the development of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan aims to create a sustainable urban transport system, by addressing at least the following objectives:
• ensuring the transport system is accessible to all;
• improving the safety and security of its users;
• reducing air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption;
• improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the transportation of people and goods;
• enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment.
It is hoped the survey will help the council to identify problems and issues in the area, and allow the public to suggest ways to improve them. We are also keen to hear of any examples that respondents might have of things that work well in other cities.
As well as inviting people to fill out the short questionnaire, interviewers will be working on city centre streets this week, approaching people to find out what their views are. There will also be cameras in 27 city centre locations which will monitor pedestrian footfall in each of those areas.
It doesn't matter if survey respondents haven't tried all the modes of transport asked about, as perception is just as important as actual experience.
The survey is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/citycentretransport It will close on Friday, 2 November.
Respondents completing the survey have the option to be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of Pizza Express vouchers.
The city centre study area is bounded to the south by Willowbank Road, Springbank Terrace and the harbour, to the east by Commerce Street and King Street, to the west by Holburn Street and Rose Street and to the north by Skene Street, Woolmanhill, Spring Garden and Nelson Street.