City invites public to complete revised transportation survey, running through June 10

The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating an updated 20-year Comprehensive Plan, and the city’s transportation plan is an element of that plan. The city has released a revised survey to receive public input on topics related to transportation priorities, areas of concern and modes of transportation the public feels safer using while on city streets.

The initial survey was open from May 9-15, but the city announced Wednesday that some revisions have been made. If you took the earlier survey, you are also asked to complete this version. It will be open through June 10 and will take less than 10 minutes to complete. An open house will be scheduled for later this summer.

The revised survey may be accessed here.

According to a city news release:

The transportation plan identifies short-range and long-range transportation policies, goals, projects, priorities and funding strategies that lead to the development of an integrated multimodal transportation system facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods while addressing current and future transportation demand and land use. Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) will also be introduced as part of this plan. Work on the plan started in 2023 and is scheduled to be completed in December 2024.

Additional information related to the Comprehensive Plan can be accessed at www.edmonds2044.infocommunity.org.

For information about this project in another language, you may request, free of charge, language assistance services by contacting Bertrand Hauss at 425-771-0220 or emailing bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov.

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto en otro idioma, puede solicitar servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística poniéndose en contacto con Mr. Bertrand Hauss a 425-771-0220 o por correo electrónico a bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov.

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  1. Question 19 needs to revised, It asks “if you work or go to school” pick one of 3 choices and insists on an answer. The question needs to have a NA option such as in in question 20.

  2. If you are not a student and don’t work, do not take this survey until they fix Question 19.

    1. It’s not really important to fix the survey. These administration surveys tend to be “cherry picked” to justify predetermined special interest agendas.

  3. STOP now! This is NOT a Survey, it is a Questionnaire. It is not scientific and one person can complete this questionnaire multiple times. Also those that do complete it and not representative of Edmonds residents. They could be from one neighborhood or from another city. Just stop calling this a Survey.

  4. There are several structural issues with the survey. (1) The questions where one is to select from “Very Good” down to “Poor” need a “n/a” option. (2) It’s so easy now with Microsoft, Google, or probably other platforms, to have some questions only pop up if an earlier question gets the right answer. If someone said they have no children, or don’t take transit, they should not be asked questions about those things. (3) The subsequent questions asking one to rank things do have an “n/a” option but it’s not clear how the city will evaluate those, if “n/a” is at the top…or ranked third, for example.
    This is significantly better than some of the city’s previous surveys, but there’s still a long way to go. A grad student in Social Science at UW or Edmonds College could get credit for designing these, and they would be better.

  5. I filled it out and I just answered with If I had or When I had etc. to questions that I have opinions but not the circumstances personally. I used to work for instance ha. I don’t have kids but I do and did have visiting kids here at my home. I don’t take the busses but if I did I would want certain things to be taken care of as a rider. I thought the survey was ok. I do agree that most surveys really matter much but I did think the dept did an ok job with the big survey on our Gov page. Lots of comments in there and easy access to read them daily. I really think all surveys should be that way. Then we could all see answers and there could be no cherry picking. But I appreciate the effort here.

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