FUTUREBR Survey Results

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FUTUREBR Survey Results

  1. 1. A Vision forEast Baton Rouge gSurvey Results - January, 2011
  2. 2. Survey – Over 3,300 Responses
  3. 3. EBR S Survey R Results lt
  4. 4. About the Survey3,368 paper and online responses – Distributed online, in libraries, to interested groups54% female / 46% maleRace/Ethnicity Breakdown – 79% White – 17% African-American – 2% Hispanic – 1% Asian – However: 20% of respondents skipped questionAge Breakdown – 33% under 35 d – 38% between 35 and 54 – 29% over 55
  5. 5. Most Important TransportationInvestmentsI t t % of People who ranked “very important” or “important” Widen existing roads 53% Build a rail/streetcar transit system 43% Build new roads or freeways 44%Improve biking and pedestrian paths p g p p 37% Improve or expand the bus system 34% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
  6. 6. Would you use a high-quality,reliable public transit system? Dont Know, 16% Yes, No, 59 59% 25% % Q: If you had convenient access to a high- quality, reliable public t lit li bl bli transit system, similar t it t i il to ones found in other cities our size, would you use it instead of driving your car to work, school, or shopping?
  7. 7. Do you think it is important to connectEast Baton Rouge to other areas in the gstate with a regional transit system, like aregional rail system? Dont Know, 7% No, 17% Yes, 77%
  8. 8. Would you consider living in an apartment orcondominium if you could walk or ride your biketo work, school, shopping or the park? , , pp g p Dont Know, K 8% Yes, No, No 47% % 46%
  9. 9. Is a house with a big yard important toyou even if it means having to drivemore? Dont Know, 6% No, Y N Yes, 46% 48%
  10. 10. Where would you most like to live?100%80%60% 56%40% 20%20% 15% 9% 0% New, Existing, Townhome or Condo or single-family single-family apartment, apartment, in the subdivision neighborhood on a main street city’s core or revitalized neighborhoods neighborhood
  11. 11. Priorities for East Baton Rouge % of People who ranked each priority 1st or 2ndSafety of neighborhoods 83% Quality of schools 62% Affordability of housing 19% Choice of housing 16% 1st Priority Quality of homes 15% 2nd Priority Access to jobs 7% Access to shopping 5% Quality of parks 2% 0% 50% 100% 11
  12. 12. For East Baton Rouge to thrive as awhole, do you think it’s important for , y pdowntown to thrive? Dont D t Know, 5.7% No, o, 16.2% Yes, 78.1% 78 1% 12
  13. 13. In what neighborhood do youmost want t see redevelopment t t to d l toccur? Mid City 24% Downtown 22% South Baton Rouge 8% Everything 7% North Baton Rouge 6% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
  14. 14. EBR’s economic developmentstrategy should best ateg sho ld be… Growing local business 35% Bringing new industry to town 29% Providing tax incentives to 17%businesses that create new jobs Attracting outside investors 10% Other (please list) 9% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
  15. 15. EBR’s economic developmentstrategy should be… h ld b Downtown or core neighborhood 36% University District 19%Suburban retail/office development 15% Main street or urban corridor 15% Industrial/office park 9% Medical District 6% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
  16. 16. Would you support strategies to preserve wetlands,other natural areas and open space in the Parishsuch as voluntary land acquisition programs to limitdevelopment? Dont D t Know, 10.9% No,, 16.2% Yes, 78.9%
  17. 17. Top Comprehensive Plan Priorities Average Score % Top (1=highest Priority priority)Improving the economy 3.4 34%Revitalize core neighborhoods g 4.3 13% %around downtownEncouraging redevelopment 4.3 10%in blighted areasCreating walkable neighborhoods 4.8 11%
  18. 18. Lower Scoring Comprehensive PlanPrioritiesP io ities Average Score % Top (1=highest Priority priority) Making quality housing more accessible 5.2 5% Developing D l i a regional t i l transit system it t 5.2 52 10% Protecting natural lands, like wetlands, 5.3 53 8% floodplains, and open space Constructing new roads and freeways 5.7 11% Creating a network of bikeways and 5.9 6% trails
  19. 19. www.FUTUREBR.com
  20. 20. A Vision forEast Baton Rouge gJanuary, 2011

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