Life in Lancashire wave 22
|Purpose||This survey focuses on highway maintenance services in Lancashire, getting involved in local democracy, and county council spending priorities and budget.|
Budget and council priorities
Footpaths, bridleways and rights of way
Road and pavement maintenance and repairs
|Commissioned by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||11/06/2008 - 17/07/2008|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence Team, Policy Unit|
|Number in sample||3301|
|Number of responses||2553|
|Key findings||HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SERVICES
* Residents are most satisfied with the condition and maintenance of street lighting (72% and 79% satisfied respectively) and pedestrian crossings (62% and 72% satisfied respectively). They are least satisfied with the condition and maintenance of roads (39% and 34% satisfied respectively) and pavements (34% and 38% satisfied respectively).
* Three-fifths of respondents disagreed that roads and pavements are repaired quickly (58% and 57% disagreed respectively). There was more agreement with the statement that streetlights are repaired quickly (41% agree).
* Three-fifths of respondents were satisfied with winter maintenance services last year (59%). Most thought the council salts about the right amount of the road network (59%), although a third would like more roads salting (33%).
* Among people who use each form of transport, people feel safest travelling in a car (93% safe), followed by as a pedestrian (76% safe). Feelings of safety among motorcycle and bicycle users are much lower (43% and 38% respectively), and only a quarter of horse riders feel safe.
* Most respondents would vote in elections, though more would vote in a general election (66%) than a local election (55%). There were few people who would not vote in either.
* Almost twice as many people had heard of their MP (78%) than their local or district councillor (41% and 38% respectively).
* Almost three-quarters of respondents have discussed politics or political news with someone (72%). Two-thirds of respondents have also donated money (or paid membership) to a charity or campaigning organisation (64%) or signed a petition (62%).
* More people disagreed than agreed that they can change the way the country is run by getting involved in politics (40% and 29% respectively); and they can influence decisions affecting their local area (39% and 33% respectively).
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