Traffic survey to residents

Residents are being asked for their views on Leeds highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths, pot holes, public transport services to the quality of cycling facilities.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 3:15 pm

Some 3,300 Leeds City Council residents will be randomly selected and asked for their views.

Their responses will be compared with the views of others across the UK, thanks to the national highways and transport public satisfaction survey.

The council is one of 111 councils taking part with a standardised survey asking people the same questions.

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The survey will provide one of several ways the council can assess how it is performing.

A reminder will be sent to non-responses over the summer, with local and national results published in October 2021.

Since the survey is based on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged to take part.

Leeds residents who receive the survey can complete the survey online if they prefer, a short URL link will be printed on the front of the survey and they will be required to enter a code before completing the survey.

Leeds City Council’s executive member for infrastructure and climate, councillor Helen Hayden, said: “This national survey is an important opportunity to share your thoughts on our local highways and transport network.

“That includes pavements, roads and cycle lanes, along with work done to maintain it all.

“If you are one of the people asked to give your feedback in this national survey, I would ask that you please take the time to respond.

“Your views are important to us locally and any insight you give will help us assess how well the council is performing, areas to prioritise and improve, and to deliver better outcomes for the people of this city.

“We estimate in Leeds there’s approximately £206 million needed to restore the network of roads, paths and bridges to optimal condition.

“The information you give helps the National Highways and Transport Network (a non-government organisation with council membership) to gather the information needed for councils across the country to lobby the government for the funding we need.”