May 27, 2020
Results: Line Wall Road Closure
Last week we were able to look towards a future out of lockdown by discussing the proposed closure of Line Wall road. (Since our survey was out the GOG has announced the road will be closed on Mondays and weekends for most vehicular traffic (with the exception of buses, residents etc…) on a trial basis - this was not known to respondents at the time of completion).
We asked our Your Say members if, overall, they supported or opposed the proposed closure of Line Wall Road. The result: 42% Opposed, 39% Supported it and 19% Didn't mind either way. It’s fair to say that our respondents are pretty evenly split between opposers and supporters and that also those with a strong view (on either side of the argument) would be more likely to complete this week’s survey; this is worth noting when absorbing the results.
The survey allowed us to gain greater insight into the reasons behind the different stand points. Of all respondents, only 14% use bicycles to get around (not for exercise) and 47% say walking is their MAIN mode of transport.
From our group of supporters, their main reasons for supporting the closure of Line Wall Road were:
From our group of 'opposers', their main reasons for opposing the closure of Line Wall Road were:
We also asked our 'opposers' what would make them more likely to support the proposal, the most popular answers were:
Whether the ‘new normal’ will entail an open or closed or partly closed Line Wall is not for us to say, but it's interesting to note that main objection to the idea is that it seems people believe the environmental reward of the closure will not be significant and therefore opposers seem to be of the opinion that other initiatives should be explored before this one.
This week we are launching our monthly survey for the Gibraltar Chronicle, where a prize is up for grabs! Check out our social media pages and link on our homepage (www.yoursay.gi) to be in with a chance to win and also have your say on the ‘New Normal’.