How has the Peace Bridge changed attitudes?
LONDONDERRY regeneration company ILEX will ask people using the new Peace Bridge on Thursday and Friday how the new infrastructure is changing attitudes.
Gerard McCleave, ILEX’s Director of Strategy and Regeneration, described the Peace Bridge and Ebrington as “sizeable and symbolic new public spaces for all of our community and we need to ensure that they are impacting positively on the daily lives of people and are contributing to a shared future.”
Since its opening on June 25, 2011, the Peace Bridge has changed the daily movement of people in Londonderry.
Having announced the one millionth crossing of the Peace Bridge last month, ILEX, is now surveying the public to see how the bridge has impacted on city life.
The survey will be carried out at various locations in the city between Thursday, October 4, and Sunday, October 7.
It will involve face-to-face interviews to gain detailed information on attitudes to the Peace Bridge, its contribution to the use of open space including Ebrington, Guildhall Square, Waterloo Place and St Columb’s Park.
It will also consider the movement of residents from the Waterside to the city side and vice versa for employment, shopping, social and leisure activities.
Gerard McCleave, Ilex’s Director of Strategy & Regeneration explained: “The survey will help us gather information to monitor the change in people’s attitudes, movement across the city and the use of shared spaces over time.”
Surveys will be carried out at locations including; Guildhall Square, Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre, Richmond Centre, Foyleside Centre, St Columb’s Park, Sainsbury’s, the Peace Bridge Walkway and Foyle Street Bus Station.
For further information contact Anne Carlin, Ilex - 028 7126 9226 or 07547787352. Press release and bridge images are downloadable on www.ilex-urc.com.
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