The project 'Innovating Streets at The Mount' is centred around co-design with the community. Throughout the project's life span engagement, feedback and collaboration are key.
A big thanks to everyone who has shared their thoughts and input with us so far.
A third round of community feedback is planned to occur after April 2021 on any trials installed, to evaluate how the members of the public feel about the changes involved.
The first round of community feedback, held from the end of August to mid-September 2020, focused on understanding which routes people thought we should include in the trial and what the perception of safety was for people using different ways of getting around.
Key points from the feedback were:
- The majority of the submitters wants council to trial changes on all four identified routes; with support varying between 58 and 70%, depending on the route.
- Respondents think all the proposed routes are safer for pedestrians, than for people on bikes, scooters, skateboards or other mobility-aid devices.
- Between 46% and 66% of respondents think that the routes are not safe for children on bikes, scooters, skateboards or other mobility-aid devices. The statistics for adults are similar (within 5%).
- Feedback statistics for respondents who identified themselves as ‘Mount residents’ were similar to those for all respondents (typically within 5%).
Report on public feedback - round one (965kb pdf)
We have also set up a Community Design Group, consisting of 28 representatives from all corners of the community. Between the end of September and the end of October, this group worked with us on developing ideas for trials. The feedback collected through the first round of public engagement was essential in guiding this work. Read more about the Community Design Group below.
In a second round of community feedback, held from mid-to-end-November 2020, we asked the members of the public which changes they thought we should trial. You can view the design options that were open for feedback in this document. Currently we are analysing the data and developing a summary. Once a summary of the feedback is available, we will share it on this page.