How Truro Voted: Localpeople Town Survey UK
By chris_wasey | Sunday, April 08, 2012, 10:54
With the national results in from the localpeople #TownSurveyUK, we take a moment to look at the winners and losers from right here in Truro.
Town Survey UK - Truro Shopping Experience
Town Survey UK - Truro Needs Better Cycling Facilities
Town Survey UK Truro
With five options to choose from, there was one clear victor. With a full 50% of the vote, and despite the popularity of the western park and ride, it seems that most people thing Truro is in desperate need of Better Parking Facilities. Second (25%), people want more roadworks to remove the rise in potholes caused by the cold weather snap and third, people would like more dedicated green spaces and bench areas (13%).
Failing to take a podium finish, pulling together a combined total of 12% of the vote; more public toilets, more play areas and more litter patrols.
Despite Twitter responses suggesting that 'Can't survive in Truro without a car' would be the clear victor, in the online poll it only managed second, with 33%. Instead, the top spot went to 'We need more cycling facilities', with 42%. In third, a simple depressing statement 'There's traffic gridlock all the time'.
To end on a high note, the 37% winner in this poll suggests that most people think 'we have the right mix of independent retails and national chain shops'. In a tie for second, both with 21%, were 'we need more chain shops' and 'a regular market would bring in more business'.
Have your say.
Do you agree with the winners in our polls? Are you surprised by any of the results? Check back in the coming weeks for our poll on whether St George's Day should be a national holiday