The Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is preparing the Long Range Transportation Plan for our region.  The results of this outdoor recreational survey will be incorporated into the Plan, which will include discussion of all forms of transportation, including for recreation, commuting or business purposes, whether it be on foot, bicycle or by automobile, etc..  In order to have a well-rounded Plan, we need public input, thus your time in completing this survey is greatly appreciated!

For the purposes of this survey, “outdoor recreation” refers to the use of trails, roads, parks, waterbodies, and other places for an alternative form of transportation, whether for recreation or commuting purposes and also includes activities that you can do while on the roads, trails, in parks or on the water.  More specifically, the activities included in “outdoor recreation” for this survey include walking, jogging, running, bicycling, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, horse-back riding, rollerblading/inline skating, bird/wildlife watching, photography and cross-country skiing, or anything similar that does not use motorized vehicles; either individually or in groups.  Survey deadline:  January 1, 2020.
Special thanks to the East Coast Greenway for their contribution of the image for the poster.

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* 1. Please specify the zip code of where you live:

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* 2. Of the following outdoor recreational activities, please check off your top 4 favorites.

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* 3. People do outdoor recreation for a number of reasons.  For your favorite outdoor recreational activities, how important are the following reasons to you?  (For each reason, please choose the number that shows the importance of that reason to you, with 1 being "Not at all important" and 5 being "Very important".)

  Not at all important (1) (2) (3) (4) Very Important (5)
To have fun
To do something with your children or grandchildren
To be with family & friends
To meet new people
For adventure
To be in the outdoors & get fresh air
To relax
To walk the dog
To work off stress & tension
To keep fit and healthy 
To lose weight
To experience challenge & excitement
To train for a competition

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* 4. Where do you do this activity?  (Check all that apply)

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* 5. How far do you travel, on average, to participate in outdoor recreation activities,

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* 6. How do you get to your destination where you enjoy your favorite outdoor recreational activity?

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* 7. What portion of your trips, to participate in outdoor recreation, were overnight vs. day-trips?

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* 8. When spending the night away from home to participate in outdoor recreation, what overnight accommodations, do you typically use?

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* 9. When you are deciding where to recreate outdoors in northeastern Connecticut, how much of a role do each of the following factors play in your decision?

  Not at all important (1) (2) (3) (4) Very important (5)
The number of other users you are likely to see?
The types of other users you are likely to see?
The time and distance required to get there?
Condition of the road or sidewalk used to get there?
Your ability to bring your dog?
The price of entrance, parking or other user fees?
Cleanliness and condition of park facilities?
Accessible information and adequate signage?
Educational activities?
Handicap accessibility?
Availability of restrooms and water fountains?

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* 10. Quality of Life

  Not at all important (1) (2) (3) (4) Very Important (5)
How important are trails in your quality of life?

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* 11. Providing outdoor recreation services is a core function of local government.
Please rate the level of priority your local community should place on investing in each of the following facilities/infrastructure, over the next 5 years?

  Low (1) (2) (3) (4) High (5)
Active recreation, i.e.: trails and parks
Sidewalks
Dedicated bike lanes on local roads
Adding bike racks in the community, at parks, etc.
Playgrounds
Athletic fields
Adding restrooms and water fountains at existing parks and trail heads
Additional parking at existing parks and trail heads

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* 12. Who do you like to do your favorite outdoor recreational exercise with, most often?

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* 13. How often are you taking part in outdoor recreational activities?

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* 14. When and for how long do you generally do your favorite outdoor recreation activities?

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* 15. How often do you engage in your favorite outdoor recreational activities?  (please choose 1)

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* 16. Do you walk, jog, run or bike to or from work? (check all that apply)

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* 17. How long does the commute, by walking, jogging, running, or biking, to work take you?

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* 18. What are your favorite things about doing outdoor recreational activities in northeastern Connecticut?

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* 19. What challenges do you face when engaging in your favorite outdoor recreational activities?  Please type in your answer(s).

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* 20. What is the single most important thing that parks and recreation agencies/organizations could do to help you and your friends and family participate in outdoor recreation in northeastern Connecticut?

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* 21. How would you promote trails and parks to encourage more people to start exercising or to exercise more frequently by doing one or more of these outdoor recreational activities?

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* 22. Does the availability of your place to do your favorite outdoor recreational activity impact your decision to exercise or the frequency at which you exercise?

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* 23. Where do you look for information about trails and parks?  (check all that apply)

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* 24. Do you identify as:

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* 25. What age bracket do you fall into?

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* 26. What best represents your household income?

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* 27. What is your race or ethnicity? (select all that apply)

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* 28. Is there anything else we should consider as we develop the next Long Range Transportation Plan for northeastern Connecticut?

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* 29. If you would like to see the results of the survey or read the Long Range Transportation Plan this survey will be a part of, please provide your email below.  Your survey responses will be detached from your email address and will be confidential. 

This survey will serve an important part in gathering public input for the Long Range Transportation Plan prepared by the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG).  Your time and efforts in completing the survey are greatly appreciated!  Thank you.

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