Safe Route to Schools: Stratford receives summary feedback

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NEWS / 17 June 2022

Stratford College – Summary of Parents’ Comments

The school distributed the survey to all parents, via their usual communications methods, during October 2021. The following summary results were received by the school on Friday, 17th June 2022.

Responses received: 71 Comments received: 19

The following section summarises the comments received from the parents of Stratford College. Each response was read and categorised against # categories that were found in the responses. Each comment was placed in the [one] category most applicable, although sometimes there was crossover into another category.

1. Cycle Lanes and Routes

9 respondents, 47.4% of all comments received referred to this issue. The comments relating to this issue can be summarised as cycle lanes on routes to the school need to be increased and widened and many respondents consider it unsafe to cycle (but would like to do so). As well as the area outside the school on Orwell/Zion Roads, Bushy Park Road and Terenure Road West were cited as problem routes for cyclists.

2. Public Transport/School Bus

3 respondents, 15.8% of all comments received referred to this issue. The comments relating to this issue can be summarised as public transport routes to the area should be improved and a US-style school bus system should be considered.

3. Dangerous Parking

3 respondents, 15.8% of all comments received referred to this issue. The comments relating to this issue can be summarised as cars are idling and parked on footpaths and double yellow lines during pick-up and drop-off times.

4. Traffic and Congestion

2 respondents, 10.5% of all comments received referred to this issue. The comments relating to this issue can be summarised as there is a lot of heavy traffic including delivery trucks at the junction outside the school.

5. Motivation to Drive

1 respondent, 5.3% of all comments received referred to this issue. The comments relating to this issue can be summarised as the respondent lives 45 minutes walk away from school so gets a lift to school but sometimes walks home.

6. Junctions and Crossings

1 respondent, 5.3% of all comments received referred to this issue. The comments relating to this issue can be summarised as there needs to be a pedestrian crossing from the school across Zion Road and Orwell Road to access bus stops.

We await further communication.

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