Thursday, September 20, 2012

UPDATE: Take the Online Greenbelt User Survey

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 5:23 PM

UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

The study referenced below, conducted by Boise Parks and Recreation, is meant to assemble "slice of life" data conducted on the Greenbelt itself.

According to Cheyne Weston, City of Boise parks planner, volunteers handed out "quick cards" with QR codes that linked to the survey, which will expire at the end of the day Tuesday, Sept. 18.

However that link ended up in the original blog written below. According to Weston, the results are meant to show only traffic on the Greenbelt from users who received a quick card from a Greenbelt station, or conducted the survey on an iPad while at the station.

If you'd like the opportunity to participate in the study, Parks and Rec volunteers will be out on the Greenbelt conducting surveys again from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

ORIGINAL POST: Thursday, Sept. 20 at 1:42 p.m.
How do you use the Boise River Greenbelt system?

That's just one of the questions posed by Boise City Parks and Recreation in an online study meant to help improve the 22-mile ribbon of asphalt that follows the Boise River.

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Survey questions include queries about amount of usage, and whether visitors use the system multiple times per day, and for how long. A question about which entrance and exit points users utilize follows a question about how to improve the Greenbelt system overall.

In addition, Parks and Rec wants to know if users utilize the Greenbelt to access 130 miles of trails in the Ridge to Rivers system in the Boise Foothills.

The survey asks for, but does not require, personal information such as gender, age and zip code. Another question asks if during a user's most recent trip to the Greenbelt, the user brought children, dogs or a bicycle.

The Greenbelt already includes signs that urge cyclists to slow down, but the study asks if bicycle ettiquette or speed are issues for visitors. The study also asks if the Greenbelt should include a code of conduct for users.

According to the masthead, the study is being conducted in partnership with a new graduate program, the Department of Community and Regional Planning, at Boise State University.

You can find the study by clicking here: 2012 Greenbelt User Survey.

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