Online Survey 2019
To ensure the organisation continues to reflect local opinion, in 2019 Better Archway ran a SurveyMonkey survey asking about key issues. This found that:
100% of respondents believe open space and greenery is important and 96.74% consider them very important.
93.47% support limiting the impact of motor traffic by keeping most of it on main roads.
92.39% consider it important for public spaces to have buildings which 'speak' to the street with doors directly to the street and larger windows. 68.48% consider it very important.
91.31% agree with LB Islington's backing for cultural and community activities in Archway
89.13% favour keeping smaller and independent businesses in the area, including shops.
80.44% believe conservation area standards (requiring that changes either preserve or enhance the character of the area) should apply to all pre WWII buildings in the area.
88.05% support policy favouring a range of housing options, from one-bedroom flats to family homes, and tenures including affordable and social.
77.17% consider tall buildings undesirable.
Potential improvements to the road and transport layout gained the following scores:
All buses travelling in one direction leaving from the same stop - 42.39%
Running northbound terminating buses to stop at the hospital - 42.39%
Creating a Quietway for cyclists away from HGVs - 46.74%
Permitting a right turn from St John's Way - 26.09%
None of the above - 17.39%
In an open question asking what people most associated with Archway the most mentioned ideas were:
Independent shops and High Street
Diversity and community
Other mentions included tall buildings, public spaces and wind.