Downtown Ypsilanti Parking Study

The City of Ypsilanti and the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are working on a comprehensive strategy to address current issues with parking to better serve the community. Together with Rich Associates and Giffels Webster, the city’s parking, traffic and planning consultants on this project, the city and DDA are studying the existing conditions and creating a long-term, sustainable parking strategy that will support alternate modes of travel.

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey to assist with our efforts.

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* 1. Please indicate your modes of transportation in the study areas (check all that apply):

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Walk
Bicycle
Personal Vehicle
Ride-sharing
Bus

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* 2. Do you use any mobility aids?

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* 3. Parking in the study areas is most difficult at the following times/days (please choose one answer for each area)

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Weekday mornings (M-F)
Weekday afternoons (M-F)
Saturday mornings
Saturday afternoons
Sunday mornings
Sunday afternoons
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings
Thursday evenings
Friday evenings
Saturday evenings

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* 4. What do you think of parking and vehicle circulation in the study areas (please choose one answer for each area)

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I typically have no problem finding a parking space near my desired destination
I typically have a hard time finding a parking space near my desired destination
I typically have a hard time finding a barrier-free parking space near my desired destination
I don't know where I can legally park
Parking lots are confusing
One-way streets make it hard to navigate through the area
Signs are confusing
Too many business owners/employees are taking up on-street parking spaces
Too many students are taking up on-street parking spaces
Too many cars are taking up on-street parking spaces in residential areas
I do not park a personal vehicle

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* 5. Parking enforcement in the study areas is (please choose one answer for each area)

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Too aggressive
Just right
Not strict enough

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* 6. Please rate your perception of safety as a pedestrian in each of the study areas (please choose one answer for each area):

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Very safe
Somewhat safe
No opinion
Somewhat unsafe
Very unsafe

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* 7. Please rate your perception of safety as a bicyclist in each of the study areas (please choose one answer for each area):

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Very safe
Somewhat safe
No opinion
Somewhat unsafe
Very unsafe

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* 8. What is your perception of bicycle parking in each of the study areas (please check all that apply for each area):

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There is a sufficient amount of bicycle parking
Bicycle parking is typically easy to identify
The location of bicycle parking is safe and convenient
Bicycle parking is hard to identify 
There is bicycle parking, but not in safe and convenient locations
There is not enough bicycle parking

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* 9. If a paid parking system would improve the city's management of parking, indicate which type of system would you prefer (answer all that apply):

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* 10. Tell us about yourself (check as many as apply)

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I am a resident
I am a business owner
I am a student
I am an employee
I am a visitor

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