The results of the City of Kingston’s Walk ‘n’ Roll survey – aimed at developing the Active Transportation Master Plan – are now available for review at CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll.
“The results provide a picture of how survey participants travel throughout the city – and what would encourage them to walk, cycle or wheel to their destinations more often, ” says Deanna Green, manager, traffic division.
Walk ‘n’ Roll – the plan to get Kingston on the move – will outline ways to improve the City’s walking and cycling infrastructure to best encourage active transportation.
More than 300 people participated in the Walk ‘n’ Roll Active Transportation Master Plan survey held this past fall.
Here are a few of the highlights. Of those who completed the survey:
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– 54 per cent live less than 5 km from work or school and 24 per cent live within 2 km.
– 41 per cent most often drive alone to get where they are going while 23 per cent walk and 19 per cent cycle.
– Weather, busy roads with no crosswalk/traffic signals and road maintenance were cited as the top barriers to walking, cycling and wheeling.
– 82 per cent of walkers and 38 per cent of cyclists indicated they felt safe
– 95 per cent of walkers indicated better maintenance of sidewalks/pathways/trails would encourage them to walk more often
– 94 per cent of cyclists indicated that more routes for cycling, such as bike lanes or trails, would encourage them to cycle more often.
See an infographic summary of the Walk ‘n’ Roll results and/or find them in full form at CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll.