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Neighborhood Business District Access Intercept Surveys

Background

Customers and visitors access our neighborhood business districts in many ways.  Through the Community Access and Parking Program, SDOT conducts regular intercept (in-person) surveys in our business districts. Survey results provide local business organizations and city departments with data to better understand many variables including:

  • How often people visit neighborhood business districts
  • The purpose of their visit
  • How they got there (walking, driving, transit, biking, etc.)
  • If they drive, where they park

In 2014, we completed surveys in the Green Lake business district and the Pike/Pine area of Capitol Hill.  We’re currently planning additional surveys in 2015.  Below is a summary of mode share by self-identified neighborhood residents and neighborhood visitors from past surveys.  Full intercept survey results are provided below the tables.

Mode Split Summary

Neighborhood resident mode of travel to neighborhood business district:

Resident of neighborhood and year of survey

Respondents

Walk

Transit

Drive or carpool

Personal Bike

Other

Green Lake (2014)

106

56%

12%

24%

4%

4%

Capitol Hill – Pike/Pine (2014)

128

76%

13%

5%

2%

4%

Chinatown/ID (2012)*

81

40%

32%

21%

1%

6%

Ballard (2011)

128

59%

8%

28%

2%

3%

Fremont (2011)

58

57%

10%

22%

9%

2%

Columbia City (2011)

73

49%

23%

22%

1%

4%

Admiral (2011)

120

65%

11%

18%

4%

2%

Othello (2011)

120

63%

20%

9%

3%

5%

Capitol Hill  (2011)

138

67%

14%

8%

8%

3%

*Chinatown/ID survey grouped employees with residents.  All other survey areas in the table only show how neighborhood residents visit the respective neighborhood business district.

Neighborhood visitor mode of travel to neighborhood business district:

Neighborhood visitor and year of survey

Respondents

Walk

Transit

Drive or carpool

Personal Bike

Other

Green Lake (2014)

85

15%

13%

67%

4%

1%

Capitol Hill – Pike/Pine (2014)

157

23%

36%

37%

0%

4%

Chinatown/ID (2012)

209

16%

40%

39%

1%

4%

Ballard (2011)

171

5%

9%

79%

4%

3%

Fremont (2011)

159

11%

26%

58%

4%

1%

Columbia City (2011)

130

8%

10%

76%

3%

4%

Admiral (2011)

80

29%

15%

53%

4%

0%

Othello (2011)

89

13%

46%

35%

2%

4%

Capitol Hill (2011)

151

19%

30%

43%

4%

1%

Full Reports

Who Can I Contact?

For more information, contact Jonathan Williams at SDOT at 206.733.9026 or jonathan.williams2@seattle.gov



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