SPRINGFIELD AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY 2009 Survey Highlights

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					                     SPRINGFIELD AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY
                   2009 PUBLIC INPUT SURVEY RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

                                           Total number of responses – 180
                                                      Includes:
                                               Residents of area – 153
                                                 Business owners – 6
                                               Commuters to area – 10
                                                     Others – 10

The following data presents highlights from the online public input survey conducted from July 8 – August 31,
2009. The complete data results can be found in the document Springfield Area Transportation Study 2009
Public Input Survey Results Summary. All comments received are listed in separate documents specific to each
topic.
                      How often each mode of transportation is used by respondents:

                                  Used Most Often
                                   Mode of Transportation Number of people
                                   personal motor vehicle      142
                                   bicycle                      16
                                   walking                       9
                                   train                         5
                                   SMTD bus                     2

                                  Second Choice
                                   Mode of Transportation Number of people
                                   bicyle                       33
                                   walking                      25
                                   personal motor vehicle      10
                                   SMTD bus                     5
                                   train                         3

                                  Third Choice
                                   Mode of Transportation Number of people
                                   walking                      42
                                   bicycle                      19
                                   SMTD bus                     7
                                   personal motor vehicle       6
                                   train                         6

                         1. How the safety of the various travel options were rated:
                                    (very safe, somewhat safe, not safe)

Travel Options with Largest # of People Rating Travel Options with Largest # of People Rating
                 “Very Safe”                                       “Not Safe”
              Air Travel – 103                               Riding a Bicycle – 80
                  Train – 86                                     Walking - 28
        Driving Personal Vehicle – 73
               SMTD Bus - 71
             In addition – The only travel option which no one rated as “Not Safe” was the train.

                        Springfield Area Transportation Study 2009 Public Input Survey Results Highlights
 2. Sixty-three percent of respondents felt there are not adequate travel opportunities to reach desired
                               goods, services, activities, and destinations.

                  3. How various elements of the transportation network were rated.
                                         (good, fair, poor)

Elements with Largest # of People        Elements with Largest # of People                Elements with Largest # of People
             Rating                                   Rating                                           Rating
            “Good”                              “Good” and “Fair”                                     “Poor”
    Traveling by Train – 71                     Road System - 162                               Bicycle Travel– 80
       Road System - 60                         Mass Transit - 136                             Pedestrian Travel - 47
     Traveling by Air - 47                   Traveling by Train – 124                          Traveling by Air - 36
       Mass Transit - 43                     Pedestrian Travel – 118
            Cab - 41                          Traveling by Air - 113

  4. What changes to the transportation system do you think are necessary to protect the environment,
 conserve energy, and improve the health of people in the area? At least half of the respondents chose:
                                    Build bike/pedestrian trails – 128
                                    Add bike lanes to roadways – 124
                                        Adopt a trails plan – 105
                          Coordinate development and road improvements – 103
                          Create comprehensive, connected sidewalk system – 98

     5. How can the transportation network be improved or better connected? At least half of the
                                        respondents chose:
                                    Connection of bike trails – 123
                                Multi-modal transportation center – 99

   6. Do you think the existing transportation network supports economic development in the area?
                                                No – 90
                                                Yes – 78

7. What issues should be considered when choosing transportation projects to implement? At least half
                                      of the respondents chose:
                               Accommodating bicycles/pedestrians – 125
                                             Safety – 124
                                 Expanding existing trail system – 101
                                     Environmental impact – 90

                8. How would you rate your experience with traveling around the area?
                                             Easy – 44
                                             Fair – 109
                                            Difficult - 19




                       Springfield Area Transportation Study 2009 Public Input Survey Results Highlights