The following conclusions can be drawn from the responses given:
- There is overwhelming support (94%) for the creation of off-the-road paths for bikes and walking
- People who live south of the A1 don’t find it easy to get to Dunbar High St and the railway station. Those living north of the A1 tend to find it easier.
- Very few people are happy to cycle on Spott Road and very few are happy about using the crossing at the A1 roundabout.
- Concerns over road safety, followed by poor surface, and availability of bike parking are the main barriers.
- People who live south of the A1 aren’t happy with their children cycling or walking to school currently. Those living north of the A1 tend to have more mixed responses, some being happy and others unhappy.
- If there were good quality off the road path, 95% of respondents said they would use them. Of those 34% said they would use them on a daily basis.
- Over half of respondents said good paths would change their current mode of travel. The main changes would be from car to walking and cycling.
- The main reasons for local travel were ‘everyday’ journeys to shops, school, medical, work or travel hubs.
- There is strong support in Spott for new paths on agricultural land, a separate crossing of the Broxburn, and a safe crossing of the A1
- There is strong support in Dunbar for safe cycle routes from Hallhill to schools & the High St, improvements for pedestrian & cyclists as well as reduction in traffic on Hospital Rd, and the installation of traffic calming on Countess Road and Abbey Rd.
Overall this consultation has shown that there is strong support for significant changes in path infrastructure provision in the Spott Dunbar corridor and more widely too.