The BANES parking survey

We are very disappointed with the BANES parking survey which is very poorly designed and fails to address many of the key issues. Some of the problems are:

  1. You get asked the same question irrespective of your personal circumstances or where you live or whether you are responding on behalf of an organisation this means that:
  2. Many of the questions are ambiguous and will give results which are misleading
  3. Many issues are not addressed at all for instance the question about motorcycle parking seems to assume all respondents are motorcyclist; so will fail to pick up residents’ concerns about the widespread use of car parking spaces by motorcyclist in the city centre.
We think the council needs to:
  1. Withdraw the current survey
  2. Consult more widely about what data need to be collected
  3. Design and circulate a better survey