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Venture Downtown Survey

(Note: This survey takes 9 minutes to complete) 

 

1. Are you a resident of Kent?  

 

2. What is your age? (optional)  

 

3. How often do you spend time in Downtown Kent?  

 

4. Once you are in Downtown Kent, how do you get around town? (select all that apply)   

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 5. As a pedestrian in Downtown, how important are the following factors in making that a safe and pleasant experience?

 

 

        
 

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Conditions of sidewalks 
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Street lights
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Landscaping
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Well marked crosswalks
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Slower traffic speeds
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Traffic lights responsive to pedestrians
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Window shopping opportunities
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More bicycle police
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Other:  
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6. Do you feel safe in Downtown Kent in the evening?   Why?  

 

7. Which of the following would cause you to spend more time Downtown?  (select all that apply)

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8. Could you see yourself someday living in Downtown Kent?  

 

9. If you were thinking about living in Downtown Kent, how important are the following factors?  

 

 

        
 

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Variety of Businesses and Services 
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Quality of Architecture and Building Materials 
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Variety of Housing Opportunities
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Open Green Park Space
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Tree Lined Streets
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Places to be with Friends
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Sidewalk Cafés
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Adequate Parking
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Efficient Traffic Flow
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Access to Public Transportation
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Variety of Entertainment and Events
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Quiet the Noise from Trains
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Redirect Commercial Trucks away from Downtown  
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10. If you lived in Downtown Kent, what sort of housing would you want to live in?  

 

11. In your opinion, what big changes need to happen to make Downtown Kent an even better place than it is today?

   

 

12. If you would like to be informed of the progress of our downtown planning efforts,

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