Sarasota County is working on an update to the Bicycle Pedestrian Plan. Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete this survey.

While your responses to this survey and any of the questions is completely voluntary, you can help us provide you with the best options and experiences while walking and riding a bike in Sarasota County by sharing your experiences and views. You may skip any question you do not feel comfortable answering. Thank you for your valued time and participation.

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1. Have you walked along a street for either transportation or recreation in Sarasota County in the last year?

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2. Please tell us about the types of pedestrian (walking/running) trips you make, and how often you make them.

  Daily Several Times per Week Several Times per Month A Few Times per Year Not at All
Exercise/Personal Fitness
Recreation/Leisure (e.g., walking the dog)
Walk to Work
Walk to School
Walk to Bus Stop
Walk to go Shopping/Run Errands
Walk to Visit Family/Friends
Other

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3. On average, how much time do you spend walking per trip?

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Please reference the following when answering Question 4:

Please reference the following when answering Question 4:

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4. Please indicate your level of comfort as a Pedestrian along a Low Traffic Volume, Low Speed street. (A street with fewer vehicles and slower speeds e.g., Shade Ave, Seminole Dr, or any local residential street)

  Very Comfortable Comfortable Somewhat Comfortable Uncomfortable Very Uncomfortable
No sidewalks
Sidewalks directly adjacent to the street
Sidewalks setback (> 3’) from the street

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5. Please indicate your level of comfort as a Pedestrian along a Medium Traffic Volume, Medium Speed street. (Some heavier traffic and speeds typically less than 40 mph, e.g., Myrtle St, Webber St, E. Bay St, Albee Farm Rd, Shamrock Dr, or Jacaranda Blvd)

  Very Comfortable Comfortable Somewhat Comfortable Uncomfortable Very Uncomfortable
No sidewalks
Sidewalks directly adjacent to the street
Sidewalks setback (> 3’) from the street

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6. Please indicate your level of comfort as a Pedestrian along a High Traffic Volume, High Speed street. (Heavy traffic and speeds greater than 40 mph, e.g., US 41/Tamiami Trail, University Pkwy, Fruitville Rd, Bee Ridge Rd, Clark Rd, or River Rd)

  Very Comfortable Comfortable Somewhat Comfortable Uncomfortable Very Uncomfortable
No sidewalks
Sidewalks directly adjacent to the street
Sidewalks setback (> 3’) from the street

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7. How would you rate the following as reasons that you do not WALK more frequently?

  Major Reason Minor Reason Not a Reason
Traffic is too fast and/or heavy
Sidewalks, paths, or crossings are missing or in poor condition
Weather is not conducive to walking
Poor lighting conditions, it is too dark
Concerned about personal security or safety
Need to transport other people and/or things
The places I need to go are beyond a reasonable walking distance
Other

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8. Please rate the following based on pedestrian improvement need:

  Substantial Improvements Needed Some Improvements Needed No Improvements Needed N/A
Neighborhood Streets
Major Street Corridors
Near or Within Parks, Recreation Centers, and Other Recreation Facilities
Near Schools
Near Shopping/Retail Centers
Near Tourist Destinations
Near Service Providers (e.g., Hospitals/Clinics)
Near Bus Stops
Other

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9. Please provide any additional comments based on your experiences as a pedestrian in Sarasota County:

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