Survey Results Show Green Issues Are Important To Tralee People

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THE latest results from the ‘Let’s Talk About Tralee’ survey relate to respondents’ perceptions of environmental sustainability, biodiversity and the cleanliness of the town and shows green issues are important to them, regardless of their age or gender profile.

The implementation of environmental sustainability practices by businesses is considered to be an important factor when making purchasing decisions according to two thirds of respondents.

Green spaces, biodiversity and having a clean environment in Tralee are all highly valued factors with sustainable travel initiatives also in demand and support for pedestrianisation measures, more cycling lanes and an electric bus/ shopping bus service to connect the town.

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The detailed public survey undertaken by Tralee Chamber Alliance between the 6th and 15th of May 6-15 saw them accumulate 1,191 responses from Tralee town centre users.

Respondents were asked to rate the importance of environmental sustainability practices implemented by businesses when deciding where to spend their money and over 66% rated it either ‘important’ or ‘very important’.

71% of female respondents rated it as important or very important as opposed to 59% of male respondents.

Over 58% of respondents supported allowing wildflowers to grow and a reduction in mowing to help restore biodiversity in Tralee.

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The level of cleanliness of Tralee town received a positive rating of an average of 6.67 out of ten. Just under 80% of respondents rated the cleanliness of the town as 6 out of 10 or over and over 70% of respondents said they would be willing to volunteer once per year with a group trying to improve the town.

Over 80% of respondents feel that accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians is either important or very important, 58% per cent of respondents would like to see more bicycle parking and cycle lanes being introduced in the town and

Only 14% of respondents would like to see less pedestrianisation in Tralee town and the survey showed the older the respondent, the more likely they would like a reduction in pedestrianisation in the town.

Over half of respondents think that an accessible electric bus would be an important measure for Tralee and almost two thirds of respondents rate a shopping shuttle bus between Manor West and the Town Centre as either important or very important. To find out more and see the results in full, please click here

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