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1 Transportation 2040 Update: Eudora Public Input As of June 1, 2017 Overview... 1 Survey Responses... 2 Overview The Lawrence Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating our long range transportation plan - Transportation 2040 (T2040). The plan will identify future needs and make investment recommendations for all modes of transportation including automobile, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian, etc. A transportation survey centered on identifying respondents experience and vision for transportation in the Lawrence-Douglas County region was available from February 1, 2017 to April 30, A total of 1,555 surveys were collected. The MPO is looking at the data regionally, but understand city specific data may be of use. Therefore, survey data was separated by zip code. More information about the planning process can be found at 1

2 Survey Responses The following results were gathered for responses who indicated that there home zip code was When asked The transportation system in our region consists of roads, buses, sidewalks, shared use paths and bicycle lanes & routes. How do you feel the transportation system meets your travel needs on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Not At All and 5 being Very Satisfied? (Circle one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 1: Satisfaction of Transportation System Not At All Satisfaction Very Satisfied % 2 45% Average satisfaction Number of Responses 2

3 When asked Which of the following modes or facilities have you or your family used in the last month? (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 2: Recently Used Transportation Modes and Facilities Air travel at the Lawrence Municipal Airport 2% Airport shuttle service to Kansas City Airport (MCI)/Lawrence Municipal Airport 4% Amtrak passenger rail 4% Auto/car 9 Transportation Modes and Facilities Carpool auto/car Greyhound bus Independence, Inc., Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, Inc., Cottonwood, Inc., etc. service Lawrence Transit/KU on Wheels/K-10 Connector 2% 4% On-Road bicycle facilities (i.e. bike lanes, sharrows) 7% Park and Ride lot 2% Senior Living/Apartment Shuttle/Van/Bus Shared Use Paths/Trails 16% Taxi/Uber 8% T-lift/Jaylift Walking/Sidewalks 72% Number of Responses When asked How long is your typical commute to work/school? (Select one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 3: Length of Commute to Work/School 9% 9% 3 2 Less than 10 minutes 10 to 20 minutes 20 to 30 minutes 30 to 40 minutes 40 to 50 minutes Greater than 50 minutes

4 When asked How satisfied are you with your typical auto/car experience on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Not At All and 5 being Very Satisfied? (Circle one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 4: Auto/Car Satisfaction Not At All - 1 Satisfaction % 15% 54% Average satisfaction 4.02 Very Satisfied - 5 Do not use 26% 93 When asked Select the options that impact your auto/car satisfaction. (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 5: Options that Impact Auto/Car Satisfaction Number of Responses Options that Impact Satisfaction Drivers do not follow the rules of the road Roads are in need of repair (i.e. potholes) Travel time takes longer than it should I do not own a car I do not have a driver's license Other (Please specify.) 8% 12% 35% 44% 113 Other: Number of Responses Bicyclist not getting over and taking up the whole road Drivers should not text while driving Exiting off the highway at school time is difficult. Gravel roads need to be better maintained and dust abatement measures implemented next to and anywhere near all homes on gravel I like the finished SLT, I hope it goes 4-lane west of 59 highway K10 needs more lanes to KC Not just drivers don't follow rules. Speed limit leaving Lawrence is too slow on K-10 The road improvements save lots of time 4

5 When asked How satisfied are you with your typical bicycling experience on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Not At All and 5 being Very Satisfied? (Circle one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 6: Bicycling Satisfaction Not At All - 1 5% 2 9% Satisfaction 3 4 Very Satisfied % 3% Average satisfaction Do not use 63% Number of Responses When asked Select the options that impact your bicycling satisfaction. (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 7: Options that Impact Bicycling Satisfaction Bicycle network is incomplete 27% Bicycle routes, lanes, and/or paths need repair 12% Options that Impact Satisfaction Difficult to transport my children/others and/or large items I do not know the rules of the road My destination is too far away Route does not feel safe 4% 1 16% 22% 81 It is difficult or I am physically unable Other 7% Other: Number of Responses Especially in Eudora Good Douglas County efforts to improve bike friendly community It is dangerous for bicycles to be on roads that the speed limit exceeds mph. There should be laws in place to prevent travel this way. No safe way to get where I want to bicycle to Very little bike routes (safe) in Eudora What bicycle route? 5

6 When asked How satisfied are you with your typical transit/bus experience on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Not At All and 5 being Very Satisfied? (Circle one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 8: Transit/Bus Satisfaction Not At All - 1 3% 2 Satisfaction 3 4 2% Average satisfaction 2.78 Very Satisfied - 5 Do not use 2% Number of Responses When asked Select the options that impact your transit/bus satisfaction. (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 9: Options that Impact Transit/Bus Satisfaction Difficult to get to/from the bus stop 13% Difficult to transport my children/others and/or large items 5% Options that Impact Satisfaction Does not feel safe Lack of amenities like bus shelters and benches Lack of identified Park and Ride lots Routes do not go where I want to go Schedule does not meet my needs Takes too much time 3% 5% 13% 1 16% 29% 38 It is difficult or I am physically unable 5% Other 18% Other: Number of Responses Eudora has no access to buses into Lawrence or Johnson County. Eudora needs senior transportation on a regular basis. I don't see the need for it. We're not that large of a community. Need bus service in Eudora Route to Eudora The bus route serves my purpose We need bus connections between Eudora and Lawrence 6

7 When asked How satisfied are you with your typical walking experience on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Not At All and 5 being Very Satisfied? (Circle one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 10: Walking Satisfaction Not At All - 1 6% 2 7% Satisfaction % 35% Average satisfaction 3.61 Very Satisfied % 88 Do not use 16% Number of Responses When asked Select the options that impact your walking satisfaction. (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 11: Options that Impact Walking Satisfaction Difficult to transport my children/others and/or large items 8% Distance to my destination is too far 7% Options that Impact Satisfaction Does not feel safe Sidewalk network does not meet my accessibility requirements Sidewalk network is incomplete Sidewalks are in need of repair It is difficult or I am physically unable 8% 12% 27% Other 7% Number of Respondents Other: 12th Street in Eudora needs sidewalks. I live in Eudora, so my walking experience is based on this location. incomplete in downtown residential Eudora Lawrence sidewalks are great Need more sidewalks in Eudora Need more walking space. Need walking trails Walking isn't a convenient method of transportation; it tends to be only recreational We live in the country on a gravel road. 7

8 When asked Which modes of travel would you like to be easier to use? (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 12: Preference of What Mode of Travel Should be Easier to Use 29% 3 Auto/Car Bicycling Transit/Bus Walking % 28% 8

9 When asked Please rank your top three transportation objectives for creating jobs. Place a number 1 by your first selection, 2 by your second and 3 by your third. Respondents indicated: Figure 13: Top 3 Transportation Objectives for Creating Jobs 10 Percentage of Responses % 19% 25% 4 23% 26% 1 13% 1st Objective 2nd Objective 3rd Objective 1 st objective: 92 2 nd objective: 68 3 rd objective: % Improve access to future employment centers Improve employees access to current employment 27% 27% Improve freight access to help businesses to serve larger markets (K- 10, etc.) Objectives for Creating Jobs Improve truck and rail access to businesses in the region 7% 5% Other Other: Bike routes in Eudora Don't have sufficient info to rate. Sorry! Improve by-pass and highway lead-in (to business areas) to include Eudora and Baldwin Improve county and township roads. Improve Trail/Bike system in Eudora Increase the requirements for government aid and require those who receive it to do community service K-10 to downtown, north to KTA East side of Lawrence Pedestrian and bike crossings across K-10 bike path along Kansas River, Lawrence to Eudora With the cost of living in this region bring jobs to Kansas should not be difficult. 9

10 When asked Please rank your top three transportation objectives for moving people. Place a number 1 by your first selection, 2 by your second and 3 by your third. Respondents indicated: Figure 14: Top 3 Transportation Objectives for Moving People st objective: 96 Percentage of Responses % 19% 3% 7% 16% 16% 25% 1 8% 15% 1st Objective 2nd Objective 3rd Objective 2 nd objective: 88 3 rd objective: % 26% 1 15% 14% 15% 1 18% Maintain existing roads, sidewalks, and bikeways Maintain transit efficiency Maximize the capacity of existing infrastructure Provide healthy, Reduce crashes active transportation choices (i.e. biking, walking, etc.) Reduce travel time Other Objectives for Moving People Other: Reinstate KS rail system, connect every town express Topeka to KC 3x a day. Prevent wrecks save money prevent pollution. We have the electric tech. Bring big oil down. 10

11 When asked Please rank your top three transportation objectives for protecting the environment? Place a number 1 by your first selection, 2 by your second and 3 by your third. Respondents indicated: Figure 15: Top 3 Transportation Objectives for Protecting the Environment st objective: 92 Percentage of Responses % 14% 2 29% 29% 36% 13% 2 1st Objective 2nd Objective 3rd Objective 2 nd objective: 84 3 rd objective: % Minimize impact to habitat and open spaces 3 Protect air quality 23% Protect water quality and resources 16% Reduce reliance on fossil fuels 5% Other Objectives for Protecting the Environment Other: All of the above! Make lane that dogs/cats can't poop on others walls and areas Reduce reliance on foreign oil. Use of fossil fuel as lowest cost fuel 11

12 When asked Please rank your top three transportation objectives for strengthening neighborhoods. Place a number 1 by your first selection, 2 by your second and 3 by your third. Respondents indicated: Figure 16: Top 3 Transportation Objectives for Strengthening Neighborhoods st objective: 100 Percentages of Responses % 23% 28% % 28% 1st Objective 2nd Objective 3rd Objective 2 nd objective: 90 3 rd objective: % 23% 24% 24% Create better connections to schools, parks, and nature Improve safety Minimize neighborhood cut through traffic Provide streets/sidewalks that are comfortable for bicycles and pedestrians Other Other: Objectives for Strengthening Neighborhoods More bike paths in Eudora Reduce dangerous walking from Eudora schools, across K-10 bridge into town. 12

13 When asked What should be the Lawrence-Douglas County MPO s number one priority for planning a regional comprehensive transportation system? (Select one). Respondents indicated: Figure 17: Number One Priority for Planning a Regional Comprehensive Transportation System 5% 12% 26% To create jobs To move people To protect the environment 97 To strengthen neighborhoods 7% 49% Other Other: Accessibility for seniors Maintain roads as established routes To create more accessibility to travel freely in the Lawrence-Eudora -DeSoto area To move people while protecting the environment To move senior citizens who can no longer drive to get to needed services. When asked Is this your first time participating in the Lawrence Douglas County MPO transportation planning process? Respondents indicated: Figure 18: First Time Participating in the Lawrence-Douglas County MPO Planning Process Yes, 96% No, 4%

14 When asked What is your zip code - Home Respondents indicated*: Figure 19: Home Zip Code Outside of Douglas County *All graphics used data from responses that marked as their home zip code. When asked What is your zip code - Work Respondents indicated: Figure 20: Work Zip Code % 25% % % 9% 16% Outside of Douglas County 14

15 When asked How long have you lived in the Lawrence- Douglas County area? Respondents indicated: Figure 21: Length of Residency in Lawrence-Douglas County Area 4% 15% 8% Less than one year 1-5 years 5-10 years More than 10 years % Do not reside in the area When asked What best describes your employment status? (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 22: Employment Status 5% 5% 9% 1 57% Full time Part time Retired Stay at home parent Student 111 Unemployed 14% 15

16 When asked If you are a student, select all that apply. Respondents indicated: Figure 23: School of Attendance 2 2 Baker University Haskell Indian Nations University University of Kansas Community College/Peaslee Technical Training Center College/School outside of Douglas County K When asked What is the approximate average household income? (Select one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 24: Average Household Income 9% 3% 17% 15% 23% Less than $24,999 $25,000-$49,999 $50,000-$74,999 $75,000-$99,999 $100,000-$149,999 More than $150, % 16

17 When asked How many vehicles are in your household, including motorcycles and electric vehicles? (Circle one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 25: Amount of Vehicles in Household 8% % When asked What is your age? (Select one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 26: Age 15% 3% 9% 1 26% Under 18 years years years years years years 65 years and over % 17

18 When asked What is your sex? (Select one.) Respondents indicated: Figure 27: Sex 3% 4 Male Female Prefer not to answer % When asked Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Select all that apply.) Respondents indicated: Figure 28: Race/Ethnicity 5% 2% American Indian & Alaskan Native Asian Black or African American Hispanic/Latino Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander White 103 Other 9 Prefer not to answer 18

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