Have your say on Wakefield's transportation and highways

29/05/2019, PR-9066

Local people are being asked for their views on Wakefield's transport and highways services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities. Their answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public across England and Scotland, thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey.

Wakefield Council is one of 111 Local Authorities to sign up to a standardised survey that will ask members of the public exactly the same questions across all 111 areas.

The survey, which is being run for the 11th year is the largest collaboration between Local Authorities, offering the opportunity to compare results, share in best practice and identify further opportunities to work together in the future.

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3,300 of Wakefield's residents from 7th June, followed by a reminder, with local and national results to be published in late-October 2019.  Since the survey is based on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged to take part. 

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Questionnaires can be completed on paper or online. The website address for the online survey will be printed on the front of the questionnaire.

The results will enable us to find out what people think about these important services and help Wakefield Council to assess how it is performing. It gives the public an opportunity to say which services they think the Council should prioritise and improve.

Cllr Matthew Morley, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways said: "There are clear benefits to conducting a public survey in this way. As well as providing excellent value for money, it also enables everyone involved to identify areas of best practice and spot national, regional and local trends. This is not about producing a league table to champion one geographical area over another, it is about understanding customer views better and working together to deliver the most satisfactory yet efficient outcomes for local residents."