By SDCNN Staff
The city of San Diego is encouraging residents to participate in an online survey to learn more about commuter habits in Mission Valley area as part of its Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP is a city program with the purpose of creating a sustainable city in respect to its environmental impact.
Residents may access the online survey at bit.ly/2gZmUZg.
One goal of the CAP is to reduce the number of people using individual automobiles and increase the use of alternative types of transportation such as bicycles or walking. The online activity will help the city better understand what barriers stand in the way of citizens from using alternative forms of transportation. The data will be used as part of the Mission Valley Community Plan Update, which is now underway. The transit survey is part of the CAP’s citizen Online Activity Outreach.
Information gathered will include such items as individual travel distance to transit service, whether or not transit is a feasible option for commuting, the distance individuals walk or bike during transit, and obstacles keeping residents from using alternative transportation.
The survey asks such questions as how many people drive in a household, how many vehicles are owned in each household, how many bicycles are in a household, which community a person commutes to, and how long the commute takes. A few areas allow the survey taker space to write their opinions of public transportation.
In addition, the city provides instant responses for the public to view results as they are gathered. For instance, as of Dec. 1, 98 percent of the survey takers stated their household owned a vehicle, 48 percent have two vehicles in their household, and 63 percent of the survey takers drive alone. Twenty-one percent stated their commute lasts less than five minutes, followed by 17.9 percent who stated their commute lasts 10 to 14 minutes, and 16 percent who stated their commute lasts 20 to 24 minutes.
More information about the city’s Climate Action Plan Update can be found at bit.ly/2gKNDbu, including the 2016 Annual Report of the Climate Action Plan and a link to the Car Share and Bike Share Program updates. More information and reports about the Mission Valley Community Plan Update may be found at bit.ly/2gZHCsf.
Results from previous online outreach activities can also be found online. The first regards prioritizing land-use issues in Mission valley and can be found at bit.ly/2gN8uIQ, and maps illustrating the results can be viewed at bit.ly/2fKoy0B. Results of a survey about parks, trails, open spaces and recreation in Mission Valley can be viewed at bit.ly/2fKoDBt.
Ongoing Mission Valley Community Update Subcommittee meetings are held the second Friday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Mission Valley Library community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway.