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The City of Santa Maria is updating its Active Transportation Plan to make walking and biking safer, easier, and more accessible for everyone. Help us collect better information and include your feedback in the project by taking the brief survey below.

1. Which of the following do you use most for daily travel?
(Choose up to 3, rank from 1 to 3) Note: for the following table each column is restricted to a single answer across all rows.

1

2

3

Walking

Rank Walking as 1 out of 3

Rank Walking as 2 out of 3

Rank Walking as 3 out of 3

Bicycling

Rank Bicycling as 1 out of 3

Rank Bicycling as 2 out of 3

Rank Bicycling as 3 out of 3

Public transit (bus)

Rank Public transit (bus) as 1 out of 3

Rank Public transit (bus) as 2 out of 3

Rank Public transit (bus) as 3 out of 3

Driving (Your own car)

Rank Driving (Your own car) as 1 out of 3

Rank Driving (Your own car) as 2 out of 3

Rank Driving (Your own car) as 3 out of 3

Driving (Sharing a car with people you know)

Rank Driving (Sharing a car with people you know) as 1 out of 3

Rank Driving (Sharing a car with people you know) as 2 out of 3

Rank Driving (Sharing a car with people you know) as 3 out of 3

Driving (Taxi or rideshare service (e.g. Lyft, Uber)

Rank Driving (Taxi or rideshare service (e.g. Lyft, Uber) as 1 out of 3

Rank Driving (Taxi or rideshare service (e.g. Lyft, Uber) as 2 out of 3

Rank Driving (Taxi or rideshare service (e.g. Lyft, Uber) as 3 out of 3

Other (comment below)

Rank Other (comment below) as 1 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 2 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 3 out of 3

Comments

2. How frequently do you ride a bike?

Daily or almost daily

A few times each week

A few times each month

A few times each year

I don’t ride a bike

3. How often do you walk directly from home to another destination or activity?

6-7 days a week

4-5 days a week

1-3 days a week

1-3 times a month

I never walk directly from home to another destination or activity

4. What destinations do you currently walk to?
(Choose the top 3) Note: for the following table each column is restricted to a single answer across all rows.

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2

3

Work

Rank Work as 1 out of 3

Rank Work as 2 out of 3

Rank Work as 3 out of 3

School

Rank School as 1 out of 3

Rank School as 2 out of 3

Rank School as 3 out of 3

Shopping

Rank Shopping as 1 out of 3

Rank Shopping as 2 out of 3

Rank Shopping as 3 out of 3

Social/Entertainment

Rank Social/Entertainment as 1 out of 3

Rank Social/Entertainment as 2 out of 3

Rank Social/Entertainment as 3 out of 3

Dining

Rank Dining as 1 out of 3

Rank Dining as 2 out of 3

Rank Dining as 3 out of 3

Bus stop

Rank Bus stop as 1 out of 3

Rank Bus stop as 2 out of 3

Rank Bus stop as 3 out of 3

Recreation

Rank Recreation as 1 out of 3

Rank Recreation as 2 out of 3

Rank Recreation as 3 out of 3

Other (comment below)

Rank Other (comment below) as 1 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 2 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 3 out of 3

Comments

5. What destinations do you currently bike to?
(Choose the top 3) Note: for the following table each column is restricted to a single answer across all rows.

1

2

3

Work

Rank Work as 1 out of 3

Rank Work as 2 out of 3

Rank Work as 3 out of 3

School

Rank School as 1 out of 3

Rank School as 2 out of 3

Rank School as 3 out of 3

Shopping

Rank Shopping as 1 out of 3

Rank Shopping as 2 out of 3

Rank Shopping as 3 out of 3

Social/Entertainment

Rank Social/Entertainment as 1 out of 3

Rank Social/Entertainment as 2 out of 3

Rank Social/Entertainment as 3 out of 3

Dining

Rank Dining as 1 out of 3

Rank Dining as 2 out of 3

Rank Dining as 3 out of 3

Bus stop

Rank Bus stop as 1 out of 3

Rank Bus stop as 2 out of 3

Rank Bus stop as 3 out of 3

Recreation

Rank Recreation as 1 out of 3

Rank Recreation as 2 out of 3

Rank Recreation as 3 out of 3

Other (comment below)

Rank Other (comment below) as 1 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 2 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 3 out of 3

Comments

6. What is your comfort level when biking?

I don’t bike, and I don’t plan to

I don’t bike, but I would if conditions were right

I am comfortable riding in mixed traffic alongside cars on almost any road

I can tolerate riding in mixed traffic alongside cars, but I prefer a bike lane where I can get it

I can tolerate riding on busier streets for short distances if there's a bike lane, but I prefer not to ride next to cars

I am only comfortable riding on paths, quiet neighborhood streets, or sidewalks separated from cars

7. As far as riding a bike goes, I am:

Strong and Fearless

Enthused and Confident

Interested but Concerned

No Way No How

8. If you don’t currently bike, or don’t bike as much as you want to, what are the reasons?
(Choose the top 3) Note: for the following table each column is restricted to a single answer across all rows.

1

2

3

No bike facilities leading to where I want to go

Rank No bike facilities leading to where I want to go as 1 out of 3

Rank No bike facilities leading to where I want to go as 2 out of 3

Rank No bike facilities leading to where I want to go as 3 out of 3

I do not feel comfortable biking in the street

Rank I do not feel comfortable biking in the street as 1 out of 3

Rank I do not feel comfortable biking in the street as 2 out of 3

Rank I do not feel comfortable biking in the street as 3 out of 3

Too much traffic

Rank Too much traffic as 1 out of 3

Rank Too much traffic as 2 out of 3

Rank Too much traffic as 3 out of 3

Traffic is going too fast

Rank Traffic is going too fast as 1 out of 3

Rank Traffic is going too fast as 2 out of 3

Rank Traffic is going too fast as 3 out of 3

No secure place to park my bike

Rank No secure place to park my bike as 1 out of 3

Rank No secure place to park my bike as 2 out of 3

Rank No secure place to park my bike as 3 out of 3

I am concerned about personal safety

Rank I am concerned about personal safety as 1 out of 3

Rank I am concerned about personal safety as 2 out of 3

Rank I am concerned about personal safety as 3 out of 3

I do not have access to a bike

Rank I do not have access to a bike as 1 out of 3

Rank I do not have access to a bike as 2 out of 3

Rank I do not have access to a bike as 3 out of 3

Other (comment below)

Rank Other (comment below) as 1 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 2 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 3 out of 3

Comments

9. What is your overall impression of the existing bikeway network in Santa Maria?

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

10. If you don’t walk as much as you want to, what are the reasons?
(Choose the top 3) Note: for the following table each column is restricted to a single answer across all rows.

1

2

3

Not enough sidewalks or many gaps in the sidewalk

Rank Not enough sidewalks or many gaps in the sidewalk as 1 out of 3

Rank Not enough sidewalks or many gaps in the sidewalk as 2 out of 3

Rank Not enough sidewalks or many gaps in the sidewalk as 3 out of 3

Poor sidewalk surface quality

Rank Poor sidewalk surface quality as 1 out of 3

Rank Poor sidewalk surface quality as 2 out of 3

Rank Poor sidewalk surface quality as 3 out of 3

Sidewalks are too close to the road

Rank Sidewalks are too close to the road as 1 out of 3

Rank Sidewalks are too close to the road as 2 out of 3

Rank Sidewalks are too close to the road as 3 out of 3

Sidewalks are too narrow or crowded

Rank Sidewalks are too narrow or crowded as 1 out of 3

Rank Sidewalks are too narrow or crowded as 2 out of 3

Rank Sidewalks are too narrow or crowded as 3 out of 3

Places I need to go are beyond walking distance

Rank Places I need to go are beyond walking distance as 1 out of 3

Rank Places I need to go are beyond walking distance as 2 out of 3

Rank Places I need to go are beyond walking distance as 3 out of 3

Heavy traffic

Rank Heavy traffic as 1 out of 3

Rank Heavy traffic as 2 out of 3

Rank Heavy traffic as 3 out of 3

Speeding traffic

Rank Speeding traffic as 1 out of 3

Rank Speeding traffic as 2 out of 3

Rank Speeding traffic as 3 out of 3

Drivers not yielding or stopping for people crossing at corners

Rank Drivers not yielding or stopping for people crossing at corners as 1 out of 3

Rank Drivers not yielding or stopping for people crossing at corners as 2 out of 3

Rank Drivers not yielding or stopping for people crossing at corners as 3 out of 3

Drivers running red lights

Rank Drivers running red lights as 1 out of 3

Rank Drivers running red lights as 2 out of 3

Rank Drivers running red lights as 3 out of 3

Intersections are too wide

Rank Intersections are too wide as 1 out of 3

Rank Intersections are too wide as 2 out of 3

Rank Intersections are too wide as 3 out of 3

Not enough time given to cross intersections

Rank Not enough time given to cross intersections as 1 out of 3

Rank Not enough time given to cross intersections as 2 out of 3

Rank Not enough time given to cross intersections as 3 out of 3

Not enough places to cross the street

Rank Not enough places to cross the street as 1 out of 3

Rank Not enough places to cross the street as 2 out of 3

Rank Not enough places to cross the street as 3 out of 3

Not enough lighting

Rank Not enough lighting as 1 out of 3

Rank Not enough lighting as 2 out of 3

Rank Not enough lighting as 3 out of 3

Concerns about personal safety

Rank Concerns about personal safety as 1 out of 3

Rank Concerns about personal safety as 2 out of 3

Rank Concerns about personal safety as 3 out of 3

Unattractive or unappealing streets

Rank Unattractive or unappealing streets as 1 out of 3

Rank Unattractive or unappealing streets as 2 out of 3

Rank Unattractive or unappealing streets as 3 out of 3

Not enough accommodations for people with mobility limitations

Rank Not enough accommodations for people with mobility limitations as 1 out of 3

Rank Not enough accommodations for people with mobility limitations as 2 out of 3

Rank Not enough accommodations for people with mobility limitations as 3 out of 3

Other (comment below)

Rank Other (comment below) as 1 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 2 out of 3

Rank Other (comment below) as 3 out of 3

Comments

11. What are some specific streets or areas that you think should improve for walking and riding a bike?