Council Member Gale A.

Brewer
Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey
October 2011

COUNCIL MEMBER GALE A. BREWER
Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

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Contents
 Survey Goals  Methodology  Findings  Recommendations

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Survey Goals
The Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey is intended to gauge whether the public thinks the redesign has meets the following goals: 1. Enhances Safety for All Street Users, Including:  Pedestrians  Cyclists  Motor Vehicle Operators 2. Maintain Vehicle Traffic Capacity

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

Methodology
Content of the survey drew from the following sources:  The 2011 Columbus Avenue Working Group report led by Community Board 7, Manhattan, Chair Mel Wymore  Department of Transportation’s 2010 Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Community Presentation  The 2010 Prospect Park Bike Lane Survey conducted by Council Members Brad Lander and Stephen Levin The Survey Process  The survey was conducted online using surveymonkey.com, and via hard copy to allow participation without the use of a computer  The survey was conducted between September 13, 2011 and October 10,, 2011  908 surveys were completed (772 online and 136 on paper)

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

Findings
Who responded to the survey? Of the 908 respondents:  804 identified themselves as living somewhere on the upper West Side.  104 identified themselves as living else where in Manhattan or New York City.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
On Columbus Avenue or side streets off the Avenue (btwn W96 and W77 St) - 43% Somewhere else on the upper West Side (40%)

Somewhere else in Manhattan (10%)

Somewhere else in New York City (6.9%)

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Findings
Which of the following are reasons you use Columbus Avenue?
100.0% 90.0% 80.0% 70.0% 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0%

UWSers
Non-UWSers

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Findings
Does the redesign meet projected goals?
 Enhance Safety for All Street Users  Maintain Vehicle Traffic Capacity

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Findings
Enhance Safety for Pedestrians - Pedestrian responses
(353 of 908 survey participants self identified primarily as pedestrians.)
45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Increase Enhance Pedestrian visibility Safety between motorists and pedestrians Make it easier to cross Columbus Avenue on foot Calmed bicycle traffic Decrease sidewalk bike riding

Very Much Somewhat

Not at all
Don't know

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Findings
Enhance Safety for Cyclists - Cyclist responses
(406 of 908 survey participants self identified as cyclists) 90.00% 80.00% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Increase cyclist safety Creates a safer Enhances visibility place to bike on between motorists the street and cyclists

Very Much Somewhat Not at all Don't Know

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Findings
1. Enhance Safety for Motorists - Driver responses
(293 of 908 survey participants self identified as drivers.)

45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Increases motorist safety Calms motor Improves Enhances vehicle traffic turning flow at visibility left-turn between intersections motorists and pedestrians

Very Much

Somewhat
Not at all Don't know

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Findings
How safe do upper West Siders feel?
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Walking ON Walking Columbus ACROSS Avenue Columbus Avenue Biking on Driving on Parking on Columbus Columbus Columbus Avenue Avenue Avenue

Less Safe Don't Know No Change More Safe

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

Findings
Maintain Vehicle Traffic Capacity - Driver Responses
(293 of 908 survey participants self identified as drivers)

Residential Parking
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% I don't park on Columbus Avenue Worse than before No difference

Commercial Deliveries
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% I don't park on Columbus Worse than before

Change I can adjust to Better than before

Change I can adjust to
Better than before

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

Findings
In general, what do you think of the current design?  40%: The current design works for all road users (motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians)
27%

 33%: The current design is a good start but needs some changes to make it work better  27%: The current design does not work and should be substantially changed

40%

33%

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Recommendations
Signage and Markings Education and Enforcement Parking and Loading

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Recommendations
Signage and markings
 More signage and markings to discourage cyclists riding the wrong way

 More signs instructing cyclists to yield to pedestrians
 Clearer signage at left hand turns  Signage to encourage pedestrians to wait on islands rather in the bike lane

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

Recommendations
Education and Enforcement
 Increased community outreach

 More collaboration with NYPD when bike lane is in peak usage
 Additional education campaigns

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

Recommendations
Parking and Loading Spaces
 Explore ways to ease loss of residential spots and loading zones  More collaboration with local NYPD Precincts and NYPD traffic “hot spots”  Regular feedback/outreach to Columbus Avenue stores and residential buildings

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Columbus Avenue Redesign Survey, October 2011

THANK YOU & QUESTIONS

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