Introduction

The research team acknowledges the importance of equity as a measure of success for public and active transportation vehicle (ATV) programs, such as bike or scooter share. Based on research conducted in 2017 and 2018 we have concluded that not all agencies (public and private) have a specific performance measurement addressing success and equity.

With your help, the research team wants to determine some of the reasons for this, as well as determine if a performance measure exclusively for equity is needed. Additionally we want to understand what you think this measure should evaluate and whether it is of practical value.

Thank you for your time. The results are anonymous, but you can let us know if we can contact you for research follow-up.

This is an 8-question survey and will only take 5 minutes to complete.
For purposes of this survey we are using ATV = Active Transportation Vehicles
 

 

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* 1. We would like to know what role you serve with active transportation shared vehicles (ATV) (bikes or scooters). Please choose as many as apply.

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* 2. When evaluating equity, we are looking at how trade-offs are balanced (benefits and costs) and whether this is fair and appropriate.  Please let us know what impact is most important to you? Scale 1 to 5 (1-high; 5-low)

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* 3. When evaluating equity, what unit of measurement do you believe should be used (or you use) ?

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* 4. When categorizing the group served by the ATV program what is an important characteristic that should be part of a public transportation decision? Please checkmark all those that apply

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* 5. Do you agree with these sentences: Because there is no single correct methodology, it is generally best to consider a variety of issues and perspectives. A planning process should reflect each community’s equity concerns and priorities therefore public involvement is important for transportation equity planning.”

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* 6. Regarding the following three questions:

If a performance measurement is not easy or the data it uses is not available, then the metric is of no value. Please let us know if the following recommended equity metrics are adequate.

Metrics:  Ratio between time of travel using ATV (bike or scooters) and time of travel using transit or walking.

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* 7. Metrics: Ratio between user fee for the ATV use per route and cost of travel using transit or walking (if walking, then multiply time spent by an average wage associated with the user group)

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* 8. Metrics: Ratio of the number of total users to the number of users in the targeted population/area

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* 9. If the research team would like to contact you in the future. Please provide your contact information. If want to be anonymous, please skip. Thank you for your time.

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