Calderdale Streets for People (Park Ward and North Halifax)

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Streets for People

Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, are working to create better spaces for walking and cycling, and to improve access to public transport across Calderdale.

The ‘Streets for People’ approach looks at a specific area in detail and examines how streets can be made better places to walk, cycle, use public transport and generally spend time in. North and West Halifax contain well-used routes through Calderdale which can be busy at times. There is also poor air quality in some of these areas, and limited attractive space for safe walking and cycling, which provided a rationale to use the ‘Streets for People’ approach to engage with communities in North and West Halifax at the same time and inform the development of different projects in Halifax.

Engagement

Between Monday 14 September and Friday 16 October 2020, a period of engagement took place where the public and other interested parties were asked to participate in a baseline engagement survey. The survey aimed to understand current travel behaviour and perceptions of walking and cycling, including identification of barriers and changes to streets that could encourage more walking and cycling journeys. Over 500 people participated and following this, data from the survey and people's comments have been analysed.

Reporting Back

An Executive Summary of the methodology, responses and main themes from the engagement survey has been uploaded to this project page. Calderdale Council’s partner, Steer, have produced full reports with analysis of the data and feedback from the survey and written correspondence. They have used postcode information provided by respondents to differentiate between responses from people living in North and West Halifax, to compare with the overall responses. These two reports have also been uploaded to this page, you can read the combined Executive Summary and Full Reports by clicking the link below (opens in new tab):

Next Steps

This engagement survey has sought to gather baseline information and identify themes regarding current issues, perceptions, and ideas for improvements in North Halifax and the Park Ward area of West Halifax. They will inform the development of plans which will feature in further consultation and engagement activities in 2021.

Streets for People

Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, are working to create better spaces for walking and cycling, and to improve access to public transport across Calderdale.

The ‘Streets for People’ approach looks at a specific area in detail and examines how streets can be made better places to walk, cycle, use public transport and generally spend time in. North and West Halifax contain well-used routes through Calderdale which can be busy at times. There is also poor air quality in some of these areas, and limited attractive space for safe walking and cycling, which provided a rationale to use the ‘Streets for People’ approach to engage with communities in North and West Halifax at the same time and inform the development of different projects in Halifax.

Engagement

Between Monday 14 September and Friday 16 October 2020, a period of engagement took place where the public and other interested parties were asked to participate in a baseline engagement survey. The survey aimed to understand current travel behaviour and perceptions of walking and cycling, including identification of barriers and changes to streets that could encourage more walking and cycling journeys. Over 500 people participated and following this, data from the survey and people's comments have been analysed.

Reporting Back

An Executive Summary of the methodology, responses and main themes from the engagement survey has been uploaded to this project page. Calderdale Council’s partner, Steer, have produced full reports with analysis of the data and feedback from the survey and written correspondence. They have used postcode information provided by respondents to differentiate between responses from people living in North and West Halifax, to compare with the overall responses. These two reports have also been uploaded to this page, you can read the combined Executive Summary and Full Reports by clicking the link below (opens in new tab):

Next Steps

This engagement survey has sought to gather baseline information and identify themes regarding current issues, perceptions, and ideas for improvements in North Halifax and the Park Ward area of West Halifax. They will inform the development of plans which will feature in further consultation and engagement activities in 2021.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Complete this short survey to have your say on how your streets can be improved and have a chance to win one of five £50 shopping vouchers! For this survey, we want to hear from people who live in, work in, or visit North and West Halifax, including Park Ward, Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount or Pellon areas. You can read the Privacy Notice here.

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Page published: 14 December 2020, 13:36