Evaluation for this measure has focused predominantly on cycle counts based upon before and after video surveys conducted at the two sites. Members of the general public were also interviewed in Station Street about the impact that the pocket park scheme had had upon their perception of that area.
The results suggest that the measures in St James’s Street has had a significant impact upon how southbound cycles enter into St James’s Street; with a significant increase in the number of cyclists using the carriageway rather than the footway when entering St James’s Street.
Overall, the installations in Station Street appear to have had a positive impact upon the general public’s perception and use of this area. Previously the area was neglected and lacked a sense of purpose; the new arrangement has significantly improved the general perception of the area and allowed people to spend time there. The measure has also been successful in increasing cyclist numbers through the study area by 17% since its installation.