Monday, September 5, 2011

SURVEY SNIPPETS: New bike lanes/paths lowest among citizen priorities

COLUMBIA, 9/5/11  (Beat Byte) --  To succinctly report citizen opinion in Columbia, the Heart Beat is running snippets from a 112-page 2011 survey commissioned by City Hall.   Percentages pertain only to persons who answered survey questions. 
This time:  Bike lanes/paths lowest, infrastructure highest on list of citizen priorities, in order below. 
1)    Maintaining City streets and infrastructure
2)    Protecting residents/businesses from crime
3)    Promoting economic development/job creation
4)    Managing stormwater runoff
5)    Minimizing congestion on City streets
6)    Preserving greenspace
7)    Preserving/protecting the environment
8)    Improving sidewalks and pedestrian walkways
9)    Ensuring that affordable housing is available
10)  Improving the visual attractiveness of the City
11)  Increasing resident participation in local govt
12)  Improving cooperation between the City & County
13)  Expanding public transportation services
14)  Adding biking lanes/paths