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MoveATX commissioned a community survey through Opinion Analysts, a long-time polling firm based in

Austin, Texas. Opinion Analysts conducted 604 interviews with registered voters who participated in the 2018
General Election. The sample mirrors the age, ethnic, gender, and geographic distribution of the 2018 City of
Austin General Election. The survey was conducted via telephone by live callers between February 27 and
March 6 of 2019.

Q1: Preferred Mode of Transportation: Ideally, if you had all of these options available to you, safely and
affordably, how would you prefer to get around?

7.6% Bicycle
5.6% Walking
0.8% Electric Scooter
31.1% Bus or Train
4.5% Rideshare Services
50.4% Personal Car

Position Statements: I am going to read some things that people have said about transportation issues in Austin.
For each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the

Q2: We must spend more on alternatives to cars because we can never build enough roads to
solve our traffic problems.

33.2% Strongly Agree

42.5% Agree
2.0% Pro-Con/Depends
2.0% No Opinion
14.4% Disagree
6.0% Strongly Disagree

Q3: Having protected lanes separating bicycles and scooters from cars makes the streets safer for drivers.

32.4% Strongly Agree

48.8% Agree
2.3% Pro-Con/Depends
1.7% No Opinion
11.2% Disagree
3.6% Strongly Disagree
Q4: We can never get enough people to use alternatives like buses, trains, bicycles and walking to make a dent
in our traffic problems.

14.0% Strongly Agree

29.9% Agree
2.3% Pro-Con/Depends
3.0% No Opinion
37.0% Disagree
13.7% Strongly Disagree

Q5: The money we're spending on bike lanes, sidewalks and trails would be better spent expanding
our roads.

12.6% Strongly Agree

23.5% Agree
5.3% Pro-Con/Depends
3.8% No Opinion
38.8% Disagree
16.0% Strongly Disagree

Q6: I am more inclined to support a business that demonstrates a commitment to a full range of
choices and options for transportation solutions beyond cars.

28.4% Strongly Agree

50.2% Agree
3.3% Pro-Con/Depends
3.3% No Opinion
11.6% Disagree
3.1% Strongly Disagree

Q7: Electric Scooters: One solution to the problems posed by scooters is to have scooters and bicycles share
dedicated pathways protected from cars and separated from pedestrians. Would you strongly approve, approve,
disapprove or strongly disapprove of the City committing to that approach?

24.3% Strongly Approve

50.4% Approve
2.0% Depends/Neither
2.1% No Opinion
12.2% Disapprove
8.9% Strongly Disapprove

Q8: Infrastructure Expediting: Funding has already been approved for expanded bicycle and pedestrian
infrastructure in recent bond elections, and most projects are being readied for implementation now at a fraction
of the cost of building new roads. Would you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of
the City employing an accelerated timetable for projects like these?

29.6% Strongly Approve

45.0% Approve
2.3% Depends/Neither
2.3% No Opinion
11.7% Disapprove
9.1% Strongly Disapprove
Q9: Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with this statement: The City should
do everything it can to provide meaningful and effective options for people to get around without
having to use a car.

51.1% Strongly Agree

31.4% Agree
0.3% Pro-Con/Depends
1.7% No Opinion
10.1% Disagree
5.5% Strongly Disagree

Q10: Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with this statement: Cities like Dallas, Houston
and Los Angeles tried to expand roads for more and more cars as they grew, with poor results; Austin has an
opportunity to avoid that mistake by planning for more transportation options.

37.5% Strongly Agree

34.5% Agree
1.2% Pro-Con/Depends
3.0% No Opinion
12.9% Disagree
10.9% Strongly Disagree


12.2% 18 to 24 18.5% 45 to 54
25.1% 25 to 34 14.9% 55 to 64
17.4% 35 to 44 11.9% 65 or Older

How many years have you lived in Austin?

4.0% 1 Year or Less 22.0% 11 - 20 Years
14.2% 2 - 5 Years 36.9% More than 20 Years
12.9% 6 - 10 Years 9.9% "All My Life"

62.5% White/Anglo 4.8% Asian-American
7.1% African-American/Black 4.0% Other
21.7% Latino/Hispanic

47.1% Male 52.9% Female

Council District
1: 9.6% 2: 6.3% 3: 8.3%
4: 5.6% 5: 11.9% 6: 8.3%
7: 10.6% 8: 10.9% 9: 18.0%
10: 10.6%