IndyParks Greenways Survey


This Survey contains general and specific questions that we at Indy Parks have about you, the park user. We strive to provide the best product that we can with our parks and greenways, and your input is essential. The answers you provide will be incorporated into the plan that we will work from for the next five years, and help us to focus our efforts on the most critical aspects of what you desire in your parks. Thank you for your participation. (You may print and fax your survey to: CP Jones, IndyParks, 317-327-7067.) **Survey Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2008.

General Questions

Excellent Good Fair Poor
What do you think about the convenience of park locations? (rate each)
How good of a job are we doing with the protection of natural areas in parks?
How do you feel about the level of maintenance of parkland, outdoor sports fields/courts, shelters, playgrounds, trails or other outdoor features?
How do you feel about the level of maintenance of park buildings, indoor athletic courts, weight rooms, classrooms, or other indoor park facilities?
Do you feel that most Indy Parks are safe for people to use?
Yes No (why)

Do you think parkland should be used for non-recreational purposes, such as construction of government buildings or locations for non-park related commercial or industrial structures? (Ex. cell towers)
Yes No

How often do you and/or your household members use Indy Park and Recreation facilities, programs or services?
Daily Weekly Monthly 3-5 Months 6-10 Months Annual Never

In the last 12 months, how many times have you or any member of your household, used any area park, open space, facility, trail or participated in any recreation activity in Marion County?
12 or more times Less than 4 times
8 to 11 times None
5 to 8 times

Greenways

Do you use the IndyParks Greenway System? (Which includes the White River, Pleasant Run, Fall Creek, Eagle Creek, Little Buck, and Pogues Run Trails, the Central Canal Towpath and the Monon Rail-Trail)
Yes
No

How important is it to you that Indy Parks develop greenway trails such as the Monon Rail Trail, Pleasant Run Trail or the Fall Creek Trail?
Critically Important
Very Important
Important
Little Importance
Not Important
Do Not Know

How much time do you spend on trails?
Less than half hour
Half to one hour
One to two hours
Half day
Full day

How important is it to you that Indy Parks develop nature trails within the parks, such as at Southeastway, Eagle Creek, or Marott Parks?
Critically Important
Very Important
Important
Little Importance
Not Important
Do Not Know

How important is it to you that Indy Parks develop horse trails within the parks?
Critically Important
Very Important
Important
Little Importance
Not Important
Do Not Know

How important is it to you that Indy Parks develop mountain bike trails within the parks?
Critically Important
Very Important
Important
Little Importance
Not Important
Do Not Know

Which greenway have you used? (check all that apply)
Central Canal Towpath Monon Rail Trail
Little Buck Creek Trail White River Trail
Pogues Run Trail Fall Creek Trail
Eagle Creek Trail Pleasant Run Trail

GWuseMost. Which greenway do you use the most? (choose one answer)
Central Canal Towpath
Little Buck Creek Trail
Pogues Run Trail
Eagle Creek Trail
Monon Rail Trail
White River Trail
Fall Creek Trail
Pleasant Run Trail
What facilities or amenities do you use the most? (check all that apply)
Parking/Staging Areas Canoe Launches
Trail Signs Drinking Water
Trash cans Benches
Restrooms Other

What facilities/amenities are needed? (rate each from 1 to 5)
High Need Low Need
1 2 3 4 5
Parking/Staging Areas
Restrooms
Drinking Water
Trail Signs
Canoe Launches
Benches
Trash Cans
What OTHER facilities/amenities should be considered?

Select the TOP reason why you use greenway trails from the drop down box below.

Select the second reason why you use greenway trails.

Select the third reason why you use greenway trails.

Select the forth reason why you use greenway trails.

List the fifth reason why you use greenway trails.


How do you use Greenway Trails?
Walk
Cycle
Skate
Run
Other

How do you get to greenway trails?
Walk
Cycle
Skate
Drive
Public Transit
Other

How far do you travel to use the greenway trails?
Less than 10 min walk
Less than 1 mile
1 to 3 miles
4-5 miles
6 to 10 miles
Greater than 10 miles

What prevents you from using greenway trails more frequently? (choose up to three responses)
Prefer indoor exercise No companion Need more parking at trailheads
Trails need to be in better condition Need stricter rules on who can use trails Safety
Don’t get out much Poor health Need better access for users with disability
Need more facilities (restrooms, shelters) Use other facilities (sidewalks in community) Not interested in trails
Trails too far away Weather conditions Too old
Don’t participate in recreation activities Need better historical & environmental info Lack of safety on trails
No time Don‘t know about trail opportunities Other
I don’t know where trails are located No desire or interest

How far do you travel on them?
Couple blocks
Less than mile
1 to 3 miles
4 to 5 miles
6 to 10 miles
More than 10 miles

How often do you use the trail?
First time 1 to 3 times a month
1 to 2 times a week Once a month
3 to 5 times a week 1 to 2 times a season
6+ times a week Once a quarter
Daily Other
Weekly

When do you use greenway trails? (check all that apply)
weekdays noon-2pm spring
weekends 2-4pm summer
dawn-6AM 4-6pm fall
6-8am 6pm to dusk morning
8-10am after dusk afternoon
10-noon winter evening

With whom do you use the greenway trails? (check all that apply)
Alone your dog(s)
friends co-workers
family other
groups/clubs

Which surface condition do you prefer? (check one)
Native soil Crushed Stone
Sand Asphalt
Wood chips Concrete

Please complete this sentence: “I will not use the greenway system if it is . . .” (Check all that apply)
Raining on a weekday Hot on a weekend
Hot on a weekday Cold on a weekend
Cold on a weekday Other (specify)
Raining on a weekend

Roadway improvements that incorporate bicycle/pedestrian facilities (e.g. sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, etc.) are important for trail expansion and providing modes of alternative transportation.
Yes
No
Where would you like to see a greenway or extension of an existing greenway?

Do you believe that trails should be an important part of your community’s infrastructure?
Yes
No
User rating of quality of maintenance of greenways:
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor
Trash Removal
Brush/grass cutting
Snow removal
Graffiti removal
Trail width
Trail surface condition
Parking lots
Restroom facilities
Trail signs
Benches

How important/unimportant do you feel the following trail issues are?
Critically Very Important Little Not
Building more trails
Developing trails close to home
Acquiring more land for trail
Linking together existing trails
Developing bike commuting trails
Improve trails for the disabled
Designating roads as bike routes
Developing trails for motorized use
Designating a funding source
Building long distance trails

Do you perceive any problems on greenway trails? (if YES then check all that apply)
Dogs on long leashes Failure to keep to right
Speeding cyclist Failure to scoop up after dog
Speeding skaters Failure to communicate before passing
Littering Failure to yield to pedestrians along trail
Dogs Failure to yield to pedestrians at intersections with vehicular traffic
Unsupervised children Other
Graffiti


Select your TOP need for future development should funds become available from the drop down box below.


Select your SECOND need for future development should funds become available from the drop down box below.


Select your THIRD need for future development should funds become available from the drop down box below.


Select your FORTH need for future development should funds become available from the drop down box below.


Select your FIFTH need for future development should funds become available from the drop down box below.


What OTHER type of development is needed?

Select your TOP priority for additional funds that may become available for greenways.


Select your SECOND priority for additional funds that may become available for greenways.


Select your THIRD priority for additional funds that may become available for greenways.


Select your FORTH priority for additional funds that may become available for greenway.


Select your FIFTH priority for additional funds that may become available for greenway.


What are OTHER items we should consider if funds became available?

Select your TOP priority should additional funds become available for amenities.


Select your SECOND priority should additional funds become available for amenities.


Select your THIRD priority should additional funds become available for amenities.


Select your FORTH priority should additional funds become available for amenities.


Select your FIFTH priority should additional funds become available for amenities.


What are OTHER amenities we should consider if funds became available?

Demographic Information


These questions are for demographic use only.
In which township in Marion County do you live?
Center Pike
Decatur Warren
Franklin Wayne
Lawrence Washington
Perry Out of County (specify county)

Name the two streets of a major intersection near where you live.
Street 1
Street 2

Are you Male or Female?
Male
Female

What is your age range?
Under 18
18 to 39
40 to 54
Over 54

What is your household income (2007) range?
Under $15,000 $30,001 to $45,000 Over $60,000
$15,001 to $30,000 $45,001 to $60,000

Including yourself, how many household members do you have in each age range below?
Adults 55 & older
Adults 40 to 54
Adults 18 to 39
Children 12 to 17
Children 6 to 11
Children under 6

Do you own or rent?
Own
Rent

Finally, do you have any other comments regarding greenways?


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
Your responses will help build better Indy Parks!