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1. Are you male or female?

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2. What is your approximate age?

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3. What area of Temple do you live in?

3. What area of Temple do you live in?

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In what area of Temple do you live?

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4. How long have you lived in Temple?

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5. Do you have any children under the age of 19 living in your home? Check all that apply. Leave blank if you do not live in the City of Temple.

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6. If you are a resident of Temple, why did you choose to live in Temple?

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7.  How satisfied are you with the City of Temple? (Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied)

  Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied No opinion
As a place to live
As a place to raise a family
As a place to do business
As a place to work
As a place to retire
As a place to play
Overall image and reputation
Overall quality of City services
Overall quality of residential development
Overall quality of commercial development
Overall quality of life

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8.  How satisfied are you with the City of Temple’s performance for each of the following areas? (Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied)

  Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied No opinion
Encouraging economic growth
Implementing effective land use and zoning
Controlling quality of development
Encouraging citizen involvement
Listening to citizens
Developing a future vision for the community
Planning for the future needs of the community
Managing City funds
Value of taxes paid
Maintaining quality of life
City government transparency
City government communication

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9. How satisfied are you with each of the services listed below?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Neutral Somewhat Dissatisfied Dissatisfied
Parks
Trails
Recreational services and programs
Senior services and programs
Library services and programs
Community events
Fire protection
Police protection
Emergency medical services
Municipal courts
Traffic enforcement
Street maintenance and repair
SIdewalk maintenance and repair
Water / wastewater services
Storm drainage / flood protection
Trash / recycling
Code enforcement
Animal control

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10. Of the following quality of life factors, pick a minimum of three (3) which are the most important to your family?

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11.  Do you feel that Temple is on the right track with recent growth and development?

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12. How important is it for the City of Temple to address the following transportation issues in the near future? (Very Important, Important, Undecided, Not Important, Not Important At All)

  Very important Important Undecided  Somewhat important Not important at all
Traffic congestion
Traffic calming (i.e., slowing traffic speed)
Street condition and maintenance
Safety
Pedestrian accommodation (e.g., sidewalks, crosswalks, trails, etc.)
Bicycle accommodation (e.g., on-street bike lanes, trails, etc.)
Street connectivity (i.e., more options to get in and through Temple)
Street improvement concurrent with development
Public transportation
Wayfinding signage (i.e., small signs identifying locations of important civic buildings and destinations)
Parking in downtown
Roadway loop around Temple

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13. How do you feel about mobility within Temple’s current street system?

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14. Do you work in Temple?

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15. How important is it for the City of Temple to address the following issues in your neighborhood in the near future?

  Very Important Important Undecided Somewhat Important Not Important At All
Improving the overall condition of housing
Improving the overall condition of properties
Increasing code enforcement
Infill of vacant housing or lots
Improving the condition of streets/sidewalks
Improving or adding sidewalks/places to walk
Providing additional parks or recreation amenities in close proximity
Providing additional trails in close proximity
Reducing crime
Addressing stray animals
Addressing too much on-street parking in my neighborhood
Reducing the speed of traffic within my neighborhood

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16. How important are the following economic factors to you?

  Very Important Important Undecided Somewhat Important Not Important At All
Aesthetics/appearance of development
Ability to walk to shops and restaurants
Parks, trails and resources for recreation
Diversity
Branding and image
Affordable housing
Available jobs
Employee compensation
Taxes
Quality of public schools
Creative and cultural arts scene/museums
Parking availability
Vibrant nightlife
Sustainability
Ability to take an active role in the community

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17. In Downtown Temple, what are the most important 3 things needed to encourage more investment and vitality in the area?

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18. Check the box that best describes how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements. (Very Important, Important, Undecided, Not Important, Not Important At All)

  Strongly agree Agree No opinion Disagree Strongly disagree
I’m satisfied with the parks in my neighborhood
Better parks will help to improve our City image
I feel that parks help strengthen our City economically
I believe that the City needs a greater amount of park land or greenspace
I believe that the City should more fully develop the park land and greenspace that it already owns
I’m willing to pay additional City taxes to see the quality of existing parks and recreational amenities upgraded
I’m willing to pay additional City taxes to see new parks and recreational amenities developed or expanded
I’m willing to pay additional taxes to see new trails developed or expanded
The City should publish a list of volunteer and donation opportunities to allow the public to help improve city parks

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19. Please identify how important the following trail features and amenities are to you and your family?

  Very Important Important Undecided Not Important Not Important At All
Hard surface trails (e.g., asphalt or concrete multi-use trails)
Soft surface trails (e.g., decomposed granite multi-use trails, hiking trails)
Mountain biking trails
Equestrian trails
BMX pump track
Internal loop trails in parks
Linear trails connecting destinations throughout the City
On-street bike lanes
Interpretative signage
Wayfinding signage
Bird watching blinds
Exercise stations
Lighting
Benches and other seating amenities
Safety call boxes
Trailhead parking
Neighborhood access
Shade along trails
Dog waste stations
Trash cans

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20. What concerns you most about the future of Temple?

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21. Name one place you have visited or lived that you wish Temple could be more like, and WHY?

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22. If you have any additional comments not addressed by this survey, please provide those comments here:

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Where do you learn / find out the latest information regarding the City of Temple?

This is the end of the Comprehensive plan survey. Please feel free to take the full Temple Parks and Trails Survey which can be found here: Temple Parks and Trails Plan Survey

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