Purpose of the Study & Survey

The Spring Mill Area Multi-Modal and Land Use Study is being conducted to improve a regionally important junction of pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and commuter-train transportation options. This junction is located in the Spring Mill area of Whitemarsh, along the Schuylkill River, and the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT), the Manayunk/Norristown Line SEPTA suburban commuter regional rail station, and the main roads of Hector, Lee and Washington streets as well as North Lane. This study is funded by a Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Grant through Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).

 A map of the Spring Mill Study area is located below. This survey is intended to gather information on how you currently use the study area, how you feel about it, and what improvements you would and would not like to see in the future.

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The study area is shown in a red outline below:

The study area is shown in a red outline below:

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* 1. Tell us about yourself (Check one)

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* 2. Are you a resident of Whitemarsh Township or Conshohocken Borough? (Check one)

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* 3. Choose your age group (Check one)

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* 4. How do you typically use the Spring Mill Study Area? (Check all that apply)

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* 5. How often do you visit the Spring Mill Study Area? (Check one)

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* 6. How happy are you with the current condition of the following features of the study area?

  Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Neither Satisfied Nor Dissatisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Vehicular Access/Driving
Access to the Schuylkill River Trail
Access to the Spring Mill SEPTA Regional Rail Station
Parking for the Schuylkill River Trail
Parking for the Spring Mill SEPTA Regional Rail Station
Parking for Residences (Either your residence or one that you visit)
Parking for a Place of Employment
Parking for Businesses or Services within the Study Area
Public Spaces
Access to the Riverfront

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* 7. How safe do you feel accessing and using the study area by the following methods?

  Very Safe Somewhat Safe Neither Safe Nor Unsafe Unsafe Very Unsafe N/A
Vehicle
Bike
Foot (Walking or Running)
Other (Please Specify)

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* 8. Please indicate which priority level you feel that each concern should hold for the study area.

  Very High Priority High Priority Neither High Nor Low Priority Low Priority Very Low Priority
Pedestrian Safety and Access
Cyclist Safety and Access
Access to the Train Station
Access to the Schuylkill River Trail
Vehicular Safety and Access
Vehicular Traffic
Parking
Economic Development Opportunities
Flooding
Public Access to the Riverfront/River
Other (Please Specify)

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* 9. For each of the items listed below please indicate the priority level you feel that each potential improvement should hold for implementation within the study area.

  Very High Priority High Priority Neither High Nor Low Priority Low Priority Very Low Priority
Updated Pedestrian Street Crossings
Updated Pedestrian Railroad Track Crossings
Bicycle Infrastructure (Bike Lanes, Bike Racks Etc.)
A Vehicular Connection Where Washington Street Dead Ends
Road and Traffic Pattern Changes to Address the Bottleneck at the Junction of Lee St., the SRT, and SEPTA Tracks
Increased and/or Updated Parking
Parking Specifically for the SRT
Parking Specifically for the Train Station
Parking Specifically for Businesses
Parking Specifically for Residences
Access to the Schuylkill Riverfront
Recreational Access to the River
Directional and Wayfinding Signage
Parkland and/or Public Gathering Spaces.

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* 10. Would you be willing to vote for a tax increase in order to raise the funds needed to design and construct improvements in the study area? (Check one)

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* 11. Please share any other comments, thoughts, or ideas that you have regarding the Spring Mill Study Area:

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