BRN Traffic and Walking surveys

2021 Brunswick Walking Survey

Walking in Brunswick: How to make walking in Brunswick safer and more enjoyable

In early 2021, Brunswick Residents Network surveyed 922 local residents about walking in Brunswick. We asked when, where and why they walked; and what would make them walk more. We asked what would make them walk more often, and what places they avoided. Our report details their responses. It begins by outlining some key findings, and with a list of recommendations for Moreland Council.

Read the report: Walking in Brunswick: Brunswick Residents Network 2021

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Answers to open-ended questions (all responses)

If you found the report interesting, there’s more. Read all the answers to open-ended questions, unsorted and de-identified.

Q.5 Where do you walk to? (Scroll down to see “other”)

Q.6 Why do you walk? (Scroll down to see “other”)

Q.7 I would walk more often if . . . (Scroll down to see “other”)

Q.12. What is one thing in particular you would like Moreland Council to do to make walking safer or more enjoyable? (Open-ended question)

Q13 Are there places you avoid while walking in Brunswick? (Open-ended question)

Q.14 Please list priority pedestrian “hot spots” in Brunswick that need action. Include exact location, what makes them dangerous, and how they can be fixed. (Open-ended question)

  • Q.14 Fifty six hotspots reported by three or more respondents, sorted in order of frequency

Q.15 Is walking in Brunswick different  for you now, compared to before COVID-19? (Open-ended question)

Responses from older residents

All responses from respondents 71 years and above.

2021 Brunswick Walking Survey: paper survey forms

2021 Fleming Park Shared Zone trial – survey

In August 2021 BRN, with Moreland Bicycle Users Group, published a two-page report on our survey of views of 67 local people who ride bikes, on whether the Fleming Park shared zones have made riding through the intersections safer. A substantial majority report feeling safer, especially for Albert Street. Slower traffic and drivers paying more attention are highlighted as the most commonly observed changes.
Appended within the PDF report are all the suggestions (unedited) for improvement. There are a range of suggestions, summarized in the report, with the most common call being for better signage and better communication of how the shared zone is intended to work.

2014 Traffic Survey Report: Time for Action

From December 2013 to January 2014 we carried out our second traffic survey, completed by over 400 households in the Victoria to Albert streets precinct, in Brunswick and East Brunswick. This surveyed  residents’ views and priorities on options for traffic management.

Read  Time for Action – our report and analysis of our 2014 survey results .

2011 Traffic Survey Report

In April 2011 we conducted our first residents traffic survey completed by over 200 households in the Victoria to Albert streets precinct, in Brunswick and East Brunswick. Residents shared concerns on issues including traffic speed, traffic volume, and trucks using residential roads.

Following this, August and September 2012 Council ordered traffic surveys at over 20 points in central Brunswick. The findings showed that residents were correct in saying that large amounts of traffic was going through residential streets, and that speeds (for narrow residential roads) were often high.

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