PLANPGH openspace survey results

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caitlin
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maybe you took this survey a little while ago. You can now read the full results of it here:

http://exchange.planpgh.com/portal/openspace/os_adsrv-result_1?tab=files

Some highlights that were emailed:

Some interesting facts from the Statistical Survey:

– 81% of City residents with a neighborhood park say that they use the park;

– Playgrounds and Picnic Areas were the two facilities listed by a majority of residents that should be within a neighborhood park;

– 95% of City residents feel that parks are important to their quality of life. 71% of City residents feel that they are very important to quality of life.

– 51% of City residents feel that the parks are maintained at an “excellent” or “very good” level. Only 10% feel they are maintained at a “not very good” to “poor” level.

– Half of City residents are open to the closing of facilities within parks (50%) or reducing the number of facilities (48%), although more outright oppose than outright support either idea.

– Agricultural uses were the re-use of vacant land that received the highest support (51%). Although many others received similar amounts of support, provision of vacant land as parking (35%) narrowly beat out habitat restoration (34%), trail network expansion (33%) and others for the re-use of vacant land with the next highest level of support.

Some interesting facts from the Adult Questionnaire:

– Similar to the statistical survey, 82% of respondents use their neighborhood park;

– 35% of respondents were of the ages 25-34, and 55% of respondents were of ages 25-44;

– 47% of respondents thought that the City’s neighborhoods were most important in the identity of the City, followed by the three rivers at 20%.

– 73% of respondents are satisfied with park maintenance;

– The main reason respondents would not go to parks are physical barriers (too far away or too difficult to get to);

– The top two improvements respondents would like to see are the expansion of the trail system (22.5%) and restoring / protecting creeks, forests, and hillsides (19%)


erok
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you know, i might have put “vacant land as parking” cause on many streets the only thing that can make room for bikes is to get rid of parking. that, and vacant land between buildings sometimes turns into dump sites that are overgrown with knotweed


dwillen
Participant
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Community gardens have a lot of benefits. Just visit Hazelwood to see how big of a difference they can make to the feel of the surrounding area.

I think if you add parking you just get more cars. I very much doubt they would pave a vacant lot and stick no parking signs on the adjacent street.


ejwme
Participant
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oh, no, don’t you know? you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, pave abandonned sites, and put up a parking lot. oooo, bop bop bop, oooo, bop bop bop…

it’s nice to see people liking parks.


rosielo
Participant
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They have their first Move component on the website now, you can find it here: http://exchange.planpgh.com/portal/move_poll1

It asks how you get to work!


salty
Participant
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is that thing working? i voted when i saw this message; i kept the page open and keep reloading it but the numbers haven’t changed at all.


dwillen
Participant
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It didn’t work for me, it said “You have already responded and may not do so again.”

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