An evaluation of the effectiveness of the pedestrianization pilot in Guildhall walk, Portsmouth

Khansab, Victoria (2009) An evaluation of the effectiveness of the pedestrianization pilot in Guildhall walk, Portsmouth. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research dissertation analyses the effectiveness of the pedestrianisation pilot scheme introduced in Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth in November 2008. The overall aim of this research was to determine the impacts that the pilot scheme has had on the social environment as well as crime statistics in the local area. The research included both primary and secondary sources of information and data. The primary research was in the form of 40 questionnaires collected from participants in Guildhall walk, as well as 4 unstructured interviews with members of the community who are directly involved in the evening and late night economy of Portsmouth. Analysis of the primary data collected indicated that both participants in the research and interviewees supported the pedestrianisation scheme continuing after its initial trial. The research also uncovered the problematic issue of the location of the taxi rank as well as providing recommendations that would ideally facilitate the scheme to run more efficiently in the future. The research also identified that there had been no decrease in the levels of violent crime and anti-social behaviour since the introduction of pedestrianisation.

    The research concluded that the pedestrianisation scheme should continue with modifications, specified by the research as closing the road off later in the evening rather than the current specified time and to re‐ position the location of the taxi rank and marshals. Although this is the case it was concluded that the pilot scheme would need to run for a longer period of time to be able to evaluate its effectiveness fully.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 10:33
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1061

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