What We Heard
Through a series of public workshops and opinion polls, we considered transportation and land use choices and how the decisions made will shape our future.
- Participants generally feel that the region is about the same as a few years ago or becoming an even better place to live.
- Most residents felt that recreational areas, services, and the commercial businesses they frequent are now more accessible by walking and biking than ever.
- Most residents felt that walking and biking routes, roadway driving conditions, and public transit are increasingly more safe.
- However, most residents feel that regional transportation is an issue, although less so than in the past (compared to 2007).
- From a list of priorities, participants rated less greenhouse gas emissions from cars, reduced vehicle miles traveled in heavy traffic, and increased trips by transit, bike, and walk as most important.
- Most participants rated increased funding for the existing road and highway system and existing bus and light rail system as very important.
- When asked about funding tradeoffs, most residents supported investment in road repair and transit service.
- In regard to transportation choices, most residents were concerned with traffic congestion, the lack of public transit service, and the limited bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.