We conducted the Goals & Priorities survey to assess what transit and multimodal improvements the public most wants to see. We asked questions about the public’s goals for the corridor, their preferred objectives, and the outcomes they see as being most important. We also asked for additional information such as key destinations, transit usage, and demographics. Through this survey, we got a better sense of community goals and objectives for the SR 436 corridor.
233 individuals responded to the survey over a three-month period. With regards to transit service, respondents expressed interest in faster travel times, higher frequencies, and effective connections to popular destinations. Other popular objectives included optimized traffic flow and better pedestrian and bicyclists accommodations, both along and across SR 436.
Goals and Objectives
Survey respondents were asked about the goals that had been identified for the project:
- Enhance transit experience
- Safe walking and bicycling
- Encourage redevelopment
- Reliable auto mobility
- Implementable improvements
- Support community health
Respondents were given a list of potential objectives for each goal and were asked to select their top two. The top choices can be seen in the graphic below.
Participants were then asked about the transit amenities they most wanted to see along the corridor. They were given eight options and were asked to order the top five items they’d like to see implemented. The results are shown below:
As shown, participants were most eager to see arrival time displays and lighting upgrades, as well as to have the ability to track and pay for transit via their phones. Note that LYNX rolled out bus tracking and fare by phone capabilities during the survey period.
Participants were then asked about their most frequently visited destinations along SR 436. The results show that a large share of key destinations are shopping-related—more so than work destinations and home destinations. The travel category likely includes many trips to and from the Orlando International Airport, which sits at the south terminus of the study area.
The results shown above will be used to better understand the goals and priorities of the users of the SR 436 corridor. By understanding who uses the corridor, how they use it, and how they wish to use it in the future, we can more effectively implement the desired improvements.