Survey: Transportation

Survey: Transportation

Survey: Transportation


Survey says…

Last February, as the snow was still drawing skiers and snowboards up into the canyons, while causing bad traffic headaches on our high mountain roads, Mountain Accord launched a survey to gauge opinion on short-term transportation solutions. More than 1000 people responded and told us that there is a strong demand for a better plan for the future to reduce the impact single-driver vehicles are having on our canyons. Here are the results:

How do you feel about the impact of growth on the Central Wasatch?

Highly Concerned 70%
Concerned 32%
Unconcerned 1%
Highly Unconcerned 1%

1117  survey responses

With anticipated growth and increased use of the mountains in mind, what are you most concerned about?

Environmental impact (scenic beauty, water quality, wildlife habitat) 72%
Recreational opportunity (hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, etc.) 56%
Access to the mountains and canyons (traffic congestion, limited transportation options) 68%

1127 survey responses

Some actions could be taken in the near term (2016/2017) in the Cottonwood Canyons to reduce ourenvironmental impact while preserving and enhancing recreational experiences. Which actions do you supportexploring? (check all that apply)

More winter shuttle/bus service 78%
New summer shuttle/bus service 56%
Park and ride lots closer to home 44%
Entrance fee/paid parking to fund public transportation and canyon stewardship 48%
Roadside parking and management strategies to improve safety 36%
Road cycling improvements 37%

1097 survey responses

What would you, personally, be willing to do to reduce impact on the canyons? (check all that apply)

Take advantage of more frequent bus service 61%
Use express bus service 54%
Pay to support public transportation and canyon stewardship 56%
Car pool 58%
Park and ride from the Salt Lake Valley 47%

1126 survey responses


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