Posted by: kendra | March 31, 2008

Morristown Bicycle Survey

May 29, 2008:  I know the format is all messed up in this.  Email me at morristownpedalpushers@gmail.com, and I can emai you the survey results in a normal format.

 

In 2007, The Environmental Commission conducted a survey about biking in Morristown; here’s the results:

 

 

 

           
           
MORRISTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION        
BICYCLE SURVEY RESULTS          
(Contact Stefan Armington, CommitteeChair, for more detail)      
           
PART I QUANTITATIVE RESULTS        
           
Age & Bicycle Ownership          
           
AGE # Respondents % Owns Bike % Bike Owners  
UNDER 15 7 3.00% 5 71.0%  
15 – 20 47 19.70% 31 66.0%  
21 – 35 36 15.20% 26 72.0%  
36 – 45 72 30.20% 67 93.0%  
46 – 59 55 23.10% 45 82.0%  
60 + 21 8.80% 12 57.0%  
           
TOTAL 238 100% 195 82.0%   
         
Qualitative Answers (Answer All thatapply)        
           
Where do People Ride?     # Respondents Percentage  
           
Working Age People that ride to Work orTransit   25/163 15.0%  
School Age children that ride to School orTransit   May-54 10.0%  
Total Respondents that ride to Stores orErrands   62/195 32.0%  
Total Respondents that ride to NoParticular Destination 126/195 65.0%  
           
Why do People Ride?     # Respondents Percentage  
           
For exercize (Age 20 and under):   18/36 50.0%  
For exercize (all respondents)     144/195 74.0%  
For recreation/scenery (all respondents)   144/195 74.0%  
Because it is Cost effective     41/195 21.0%  
Because it is Convenient     50/195 26.0%  
Because it is Preferable to driving   50/195 26.0%  
No Access to Car (driving aged people)   12/182 6.6%  
           
What are People’s Bicycle Concerns?   # Respondents Percentage  
           
Lack of Designated On-Road Facilities   111/238 47.0%  
Lack of Separated Paths or Trails   120/238 50.0%  
Traffic Volumes     129/238 54.0%  
Traffic Speeds     113/238 47.0%  
Lack of Bicycle Parking Facilities     75/238 31.0%  
           
           
           
           
           
           
What keeps People from Riding?   # Respondents Percentage  
           
Bad Weather     121/238 51.0%  
Early Darkness     75/238 31.0%  
Hills     38/238 16.0%  
Can’t Carry Objects     49/238 20.0%  
Need to transport Children     29/238 12.0%  
Lack of Showers/Dressing Rooms at Work   25/238 10.0%  
Fear of Crime     14/238 6.0%  
Problematic Road Conditions     90/238 38.0%  
           
Rate Importance (one Answer Each)        
           
How Important are On-Street Bicycle Lanes?   # Respondents Percentage  
           
Extremely Important     100/218 45.9%  
Very Important     70/218 32.1%  
Somewhat Important     28/218 12.8%  
Not Important     19/218 8.7%  
           
How Important are Bike Routes without LaneMarkings? # Respondents Percentage  
           
Extremely Important     51/202 25.2%  
Very Important     57/202 28.2%  
Somewhat Important     64/202 31.7%  
Not Important     30/202 14.9%  
           
How Important are Bike Route Maps(Morristown Area)? # Respondents Percentage  
           
Extremely Important     60/210 28.6%  
Very Important     52/210 24.8%  
Somewhat Important     63/210 30.0%  
Not Important     39/210 18.6%  
           
How Important is Bike Parking at Majordestinations? # Respondents Percentage  
           
Extremely Important     66/207 31.9%  
Very Important     71/207 34.3%  
Somewhat Important     41/207 19.8%  
Not Important     30/207 14.5%  
           
How Important is a Safe Routes to SchoolProgram?   # Respondents Percentage  
           
Extremely Important     62/197 31.5%  
Very Important     48/197 24.4%  
Somewhat Important     42/197 21.3%  
Not Important     46/197 23.3%  

 

 

 

 

MORRISTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION    
BICYCLE SURVEY RESULTS      
(Contact Stefan Armington, Committee Chair, for more detail)  
       
PART IIa QUALITITATIVE RESULTS    
       
Proposed Bike Parking Locations Proposed on-street bicycle lanes w/ striping
Locations Votes Roads Votes
Around the Green 43 South  Street 55
Train Station 24 Speedwell Avenue 54
Headquarters Plaza/Cinema 15 Morris Street 12
Morristown Library 15 Morris Avenue 12
Speedwell Avenue 8 Around the Green 11
Kings 8 James Street 9
Court House/Public Buildings 7 Washington Avenue 9
Schools 6 Washington Street 8
Town Hall 5 Mills Street 5
Downtown Area 4 Sussex Avenue 5
High School 4 Woodlawn Avenue 4
Burnham Park Pool 3 Martin Luther King 4
Burger King Shopping Center 3 Madison Avenue 4
Burnham Park Pool 3 MaCullough 4
Morris Street 3 Elm Street 3
South Street 3 Maple Avenue 3
Creamery 3 Spring Street 3
A & P 2 Hanover Avemue 3
The Health Shop 2 Ridgedale Avenue 3
Martt’s Cycle 2 West Hanover 2
Public Parks 2 Mt. Kemble 2
Century 21 2 Old Route 24 2
Blockbuster 2 Columbia Turnpike 2
West Hanover 2 Whippany Road 2
Farmers Market 1 Route 202 2
Friendly’s (Madison Ave.) 1 Early Street 2
Morris County Library 1 Lafayetter 2
C’est Cheese 1 DeHart Street 1
Pazzo Pazzo 1 Burnham Place 1
Behind Moghul Restaurant 1 Flagler Street 1
DeHart St. 1 Miller Street 1
Martin Luther King & Spring St. 1 Colles St. 1
Washington Street 1 Ogden St. 1
    Farragut St. 1
    Normandy Parkway 1
    Park Place 1
    Speedwell Place 1
    Whitmore 1
    Western Avenue 1
       

Responses

  1. I realize the formatting is all screwy, but you can sort of get the results, so there you go. If you want me to email this to you in a much more readable format, just drop me a line at morristownpedalpushers@gmail.com


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