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Online Consultation Survey #1
Summary: Shaping the Transportation Vision in Niagara - April 15, 2016
As part of the Niagara Region Transportation Master Plan study, an online survey was conducted in March 2016. The purpose of this survey was to gauge public opinion on the overall transportation vision for Niagara Region, and obtain input on the transportation priorities and strategies.
Understanding the public's priorities early in the development of the Transportation Master Plan will ensure that the outcomes and recommendations reflect the needs of the community and that the plan is a truly made-in-Niagara solution. This report presents the results of the data collected in the survey.
The report describes the methodology of the online survey and provides a summary of results, including the:
- Number of respondents
- Demographics of respondents
- Top transportation priorities identified by respondents
- Rating of transportation strategies as they pertain to the priorities
- Problems and opportunities identified by respondents
There were 3,118 visitors to the survey, of which 2,150 provided data.
Respondents indicated that their top priorities are:
- Travel within Niagara
- Travel to / from Niagara Region
- Healthy Communities
The top strategies selected were:
- Extend year-round daily GO rail service into Niagara
- Increase roads and transit service between Niagara municipalities
- Improve north and south Niagara connections
- Develop multi-modal transportation hubs
- Build the Niagara to GTA highway corridor
Respondents marked over 2,550 transportation problems and opportunities, of which 33 per cent focused on transit, 25 per cent on driving, and 23 per cent on walking and cycling.
Online Consultation Survey #1 - Comments - May 3, 2016
Through the online engagement survey, users had the opportunity to provide comments. This report summarizes the comments received through the survey.
The report includes a categorization of comments received relating to transportation priorities, potential strategies and problems / opportunities. Included amongst the comment analysis are representative comments quoted directly. The appendices list all the comments received through the online survey.
A total of 3,791 comments by over 1110 respondents were received through the online survey. Survey respondents indicated that their top priorities are:
- Connectivity to the GTHA (whether it is by GO Train service or a new highway corridor)
- Connectivity within municipalities in the region
- Improved walking and cycling infrastructure for public safety
- Embracing new technology (transit apps, fare payment systems, real-time info)
- Promoting transit use as well as rideshare / carshare programs
- Closer coordination, collaboration and consolidation of transit services in Niagara
Of the 2,500+ comments received regarding problems and opportunities, 33 per cent focused on transit, 25 per cent on driving, and 23 per cent on walking and cycling:
- Transit: Most comments received were related to local bus service (gaps in service, schedules, fares and stops). 56 per cent of the comments were marked as problems; 44 per cent of the comments were marked as opportunities.
- Driving: Most comments received were related to concerns about traffic congestion, mostly centered on the major highways and arterials. 82 per cent of the comments were marked as problems; 18 per cent of the comments were marked as opportunities.
- Walking / Cycling: Most comments received were related to bike lanes (primarily problems with roads and corridors with high cyclist traffic, but no accompanying infrastructure, and opportunities to implement bike lanes). 60 per cent of the comments were marked as problems; 44 per cent of the comments were marked as opportunities.