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					                                    Castle Rock – Lexington Trail Loop
                                                    Survey Results as of
                                                       July 15, 2008

                                                 Total Surveys Collected: 586

Demographics of survey participants:

Toutle/Toledo     CR        Kelso          LV             Kalama        Elsewhere in CC   Outside Area           N/A
      8           49         158           283              11                 5               31                 41

Age categories: (This answering option was changed after Earth Day to better define age groups)

   Under 18              18-30              31-45              46-64            Over 65
     28                   73                 97                 124               19

 1. Do you run, walk, bike, or ride horses on trails? (This question was included in Earth Day surveys only)

Yes        No
190        30

1a. Do you run, walk, bike, or ride horses on trails? (This answering option was changed after Earth Day to better define
trail usage)

Run        Walk   Bike     Horse    Other
83         293    174      29        4x4
                                     (2) Hunt
                                     (5) Rollerblade
                                     Stroller
                                     (3) Walk Dogs
                                     (2) Wheelchair


2. If yes, where are the trails you generally use located? (mark all that apply)

Toutle/Toledo     CR               Kelso            LV             Kalama          Woodland       Elsewhere in    Outside
                                                                                                  county          area
112               103              199              302            41              29             75              183


3. Where in Cowlitz County should the next trail be planned and developed? (first choice only)

Toutle/Toledo     CR               Kelso            LV             Kalama          Woodland       N/A
22                135              108              132            29              10             150
Other:

 Along Cowlitz River
 Anywhere
 Connect LV to CR (2)
 Connect trails
 Connect towns
 Cowlitz County
 Lexington (5)
 Lexington to Castle Rock on Old Military Road
 No Preference. Happy with any new trails.
 Portland
 Vancouver
 Wahkiakum
 Walking bridge over Cowlitz
 Whichever is easiest to get money to

4.   What prevents you from using a trail? (mark all that apply)

 Too hard to get to    Not disability accessible    Not well maintained          No bathrooms   Do not feel safe

         145                      33                        100                         171           133

Other:

 Better scenery
 Didn't know about them (13)
 Distance from home=increase amount of time away & exercise time
 Do not think about it
 Exercise close to home
 Feet
 Gas prices(3)
 Kids
 Lack of local trails
 Lazy (3)
 Legs get sore (2)
 Limited access
 Live out of town (2)
 Make Kelso trails safe as an alternative to a new trail. (see back of questionnaire)
 Medical
 No need
 No pavement
 No time (10)
 No Trail
 Not aware of them
 Not horse accessible (2)
 Not many locally
 Not near my home
 Not paved
 Not very many
 Nothing
 Parking (4)
 Private property
 Time and weather
 Too busy
 Too far away (4)
 Umarked/hard to find
 Unable to walk distance
 Unsafe parking
 Weather
 Young kids


5. Would you like to be involved in planning and/or development of a new trail?

Yes         No    Maybe    N/A

 90         245    225     26


6. To support building and maintaining trails in Cowlitz County, what increase in property tax would
   you support?

 1/100th           2/100    3/100    No tax increase   N/A

      237           85          52        122          90

				
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