In December 2019, all St Denys residents were invited to tell us what they would like to change about their neighbourhood in a survey and nearly 1000 contributions were received. Residents' key concerns were identified as traffic, safety and air quality.
You can read more about the comments raised in the Your St Denys Your Say survey by downloading a copy of our survey results infographic.
In February 2020, residents were invited to work with engineers and council staff in four co-design workshops, to develop ideas and design solutions to address their concerns. Our engineers reviewed the most popular and most feasible suggestions, which have been forward to the detailed design stage. You can read about each proposal on the map above or download a copy.
General comments or questions about the St Denys ATZ project, not related to the specific measures, can be forwarded to:
St Denys ATZ, Green City and Infrastructure,
Southampton City Council
3rd Floor One Guildhall Square,
Southampton, SO14 7FP
An overview of all the proposed measures resulting from the co-design workshops in Feb/March 2020 is outlined in the map below. They were presented to residents for their comments and questions and we have responded to over 65 submissions, via email and face-to-face meetings.
You can download a copy of the map here.
The majority of people who we engaged with supported the proposed measures and we have made some amendments in response to feedback expressing concerns with specific elements of the scheme as follows:
1. The North Road modal filter will be designed as a trial, so that it can be easily modified if early observations indicate alterations are required. Following feedback received from residents, we still consider the best location for this modal filter is on North Road, between Stanley Road and Priory Road. If the trial is successful, we will aim to make the scheme permanent after six months.
2. The existing banned right turn restriction onto St Denys Road from Stanley Road will be removed in conjunction with the North Road modal filter
3. The Priory Road North modal filter will be designed as a trial, so that it can be easily modified if early observations indicate alterations are required. If the trial is successful, we will aim to make the scheme permanent after six months.
4. We will adopt a phased implementation of the modal filters to allow Kent Road to be reviewed and monitored prior to the trial of the Priory Road North filter.
5. An independent road safety audit will assess concerns with the Priory Road/Aberdeen Road junction proposal
6. We will review existing ‘Keep Clear’ markings at junctions on St Denys Road, with a view to installing them at all junctions along the corridor.
7. The double yellow lines next to the railway level crossing will be put on hold. Once the priority measures are designed and costs confirmed, the lining and other options will be re-considered for Adelaide Road.
During the consultation, we also received several comments regarding the following measures which were not included in the proposals:
- Traffic calming in the vicinity of the railway bridge on Priory Road South.
- Traffic calming on Adelaide Road.
- Improving pavement surfaces throughout St Denys.
Once we have designed and confirmed costs for the priority schemes, we will investigate if there is any capacity to add additional improvements such as these to the programme.
Residents who live in the vicinity of each scheme will receive correspondence detailing how they can officially comment on the scheme through the legal traffic regulation order process. Offically recorded comments about the trial can be made throughout the trial period while the experimental changes are in place. Trial must be in place for a minimum of six months before a decision can be made about whether they are to become permanent and whether any other changes need to be made in the area to improve the scheme.