Pathway Priorities Survey - Results

Following our AGM in September 2016 we conducted a survey among local residents to establish what is seen as the most important aspects of our proposed pathway.

The survey was run by show of hands and paper handout at the AGM, in the local Grapevine, and as an online form on our website. A short summary of the results based on the more than 60 responses follows:

The two clearly established main priorities for any route are that the pathway needs to meet its declared goal of allowing children to walk and cycle safely between the School and the Community Centre (98% of responses see this as Very Important or Desirable), closely followed by the request that any crossings of 100 km/h are to be avoided as much as possible (94% Very Important or Desirable).

The next two items seen as most important are that a focus is given on children walking and cycling safely between Home and School (e.g. from Kelling Road) (95%) and that the pathway connect to the Childcare Centre (Country Kids) (86%).

This is followed by the items of connecting to other walk or cycle tracks in the future (73%), running in a quiet location away from the main road (70%), connecting directly to existing footpaths in the village (64%) and avoiding crossings of 50 km/h (63%) - in this order and all seen as either Desirable or Somewhat Desirable.

That the pathway follow a scenic route with nice views, have picnic areas and rest stops, run flat and level (without even moderate grades) is all seen as only Somewhat Desirable or Not Important.

Finding a route which takes the most direct and shortest possible route is also considered Desirable but Not Important.