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What features are important to you in a motorized trail?

Views and scenery along the way
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 15.1% 8
Moderately important 34.0% 18
Less important 11.3% 6
Not important 26.4% 14
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 7.5% 4
Moderately important 15.1% 8
Less important 26.4% 14
Not important 35.8% 19
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 18.9% 10
Moderately important 15.1% 8
Less important 18.9% 10
Not important 32.1% 17
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 11.3% 6
Moderately important 20.8% 11
Less important 22.6% 12
Not important 26.4% 14
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 37.7% 20
Moderately important 15.1% 8
Less important 3.8% 2
Not important 22.6% 12
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 15.1% 8
Moderately important 20.8% 11
Less important 17.0% 9
Not important 28.3% 15
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 35.8% 19
Moderately important 11.3% 6
Less important 9.4% 5
Not important 22.6% 12
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 20.8% 11
Moderately important 11.3% 6
Less important 15.1% 8
Not important 32.1% 17
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 56.6% 30
Moderately important 13.2% 7
Less important 7.5% 4
Not important 15.1% 8
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 17.0% 9
Moderately important 20.8% 11
Less important 15.1% 8
Not important 30.2% 16
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 1.9% 1
Moderately important 13.2% 7
Less important 22.6% 12
Not important 43.4% 23
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 37.7% 20
Moderately important 13.2% 7
Less important 7.5% 4
Not important 22.6% 12

How concerned are you about the following trail issues?

Gaps in the current system
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 26.9% 66
Moderately concerned 39.6% 97
Less concerned 22.9% 56
Not concerned 6.5% 16
Impact on the environment
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 27.3% 67
Moderately concerned 41.2% 101
Less concerned 25.3% 62
Not concerned 4.1% 10
Trail maintenance
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 30.6% 75
Moderately concerned 51.0% 125
Less concerned 13.9% 34
Not concerned 2.0% 5
Level of use/overuse of trails
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 34.7% 85
Moderately concerned 41.6% 102
Less concerned 18.8% 46
Not concerned 3.3% 8
User conflicts
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 26.1% 64
Moderately concerned 39.2% 96
Less concerned 27.3% 67
Not concerned 4.5% 11
Trailhead facilities
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 4.1% 10
Moderately concerned 19.6% 48
Less concerned 45.3% 111
Not concerned 25.7% 63
Unauthorized (social) trails
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 16.3% 40
Moderately concerned 28.6% 70
Less concerned 31.8% 78
Not concerned 20.8% 51
Personal safety/vulnerability
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 14.3% 35
Moderately concerned 23.3% 57
Less concerned 33.1% 81
Not concerned 26.9% 66
Not enough easy trails
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 4.9% 12
Moderately concerned 13.1% 32
Less concerned 35.9% 88
Not concerned 43.3% 106
Not enough difficult trails
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 13.5% 33
Moderately concerned 20.8% 51
Less concerned 37.6% 92
Not concerned 25.7% 63

How adequate do you find trails in Flagstaff on the following topics?

Geographic distribution by neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 12.1% 29
Moderately adequate 60.3% 144
Less adequate 19.7% 47
Not adequate 1.7% 4
Variety of difficulty levels
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 23.8% 57
Moderately adequate 57.3% 137
Less adequate 15.9% 38
Not adequate 1.7% 4
Options for hiking
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 42.3% 101
Moderately adequate 49.8% 119
Less adequate 3.8% 9
Not adequate 0.4% 1
Options for mountain biking
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 27.2% 65
Moderately adequate 44.8% 107
Less adequate 8.4% 20
Not adequate 4.6% 11
Options for equestrian use
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 19.2% 46
Moderately adequate 19.7% 47
Less adequate 7.9% 19
Not adequate 5.0% 12
Options for motorized use
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 20.9% 50
Moderately adequate 14.6% 35
Less adequate 11.7% 28
Not adequate 7.5% 18
Options for individuals with mobility limitations
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 6.3% 15
Moderately adequate 20.1% 48
Less adequate 27.6% 66
Not adequate 9.6% 23
Overall miles of trails
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 26.8% 64
Moderately adequate 51.0% 122
Less adequate 14.2% 34
Not adequate 4.2% 10
Maintenance of trails
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 20.1% 48
Moderately adequate 48.1% 115
Less adequate 24.3% 58
Not adequate 5.4% 13
Trailhead amenities
Response Percent Response Count
Very adequate 13.4% 32
Moderately adequate 41.0% 98
Less adequate 28.9% 69
Not adequate 8.4% 20

Many trails used around Flagstaff are unauthorized - they have been established without proper permitting and are not part of the designated trail system. How should unauthorized trails be handled?

Response Percent Response Count
All unauthorized trails should be decommissioned 2.9% 7
Most should be decommissioned 5.7% 14
Some - those causing environmental problems - should be decommissioned 56.6% 138
None should be decommissioned 13.5% 33
Neutral/no opinion 2.5% 6
Other 18.9% 46

Where do you see opportunities, successes, and concerns for Flagstaff's trail system? Use this map to mark locations, and use the comment box to describe the opportunity, success, or concern. Hover the pointer over a trail line to see the name of the trail in the upper right corner of the map.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Do you have other comments you would like to share?

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Jennifer Spinti inside City Limits
November 15, 2018, 10:28 PM
  • What is your gender?
    • Female
  • What is your age?
    53
  • What is your home ZIP code?
    86004
  • On average, how often do you use trails in the Flagstaff area?
    • 5 or more times per week
  • For what activities do you use trails? (check all that apply)
    • Walking (short leisurely walks, starting from your house)
    • Day hiking (longer hikes)
    • Running/jogging
    • Wildlife watching
    • Mountain biking
    • Cross country skiing
  • What trails do you use most commonly? List up to three.
    • Flagstaff Loop Trail
    • Arizona Trail
    • Forces of Nature
  • How do you typically access trails? (check all that apply)
    • Bicycle
    • Foot
  • When do you use the trails? (check all that apply)
    • Weekdays
    • Weekends
  • What time of day do you generally use the trails? (check all that apply)
    • Mornings
    • Afternoons
    • Evenings
  • What time of year do you generally use the trails? (check all that apply)
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Are there barriers to your trail use? (check all that apply)
    • Lack of trail information
    • Trails are too difficult
  • Where do you typically get information about trails? (check all that you use)
    • Agency website (Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, City of Flagstaff)
    • Guidebook/paper maps
    • Word of mouth
    • Other websites (Trail Forks, All Trails, Mountain Bike Project, etc)
  • How would you rate the overall quality and accuracy of trail information in Flagstaff?
    • Low
  • Would you use a Flagstaff trail system website to obtain trail information?
    • Yes
  • What information would you find useful on a trails website? (check all that apply)
    • Maps
    • Detailed descriptions of trails
    • Elevation profiles
    • Points of interest
    • Difficulty ratings
  • What do you value about trails?
    • Recreation/having fun
    • Mental health
    • Solitude, peace and quiet
    • Exercise, physical health
    • Family activities
    • Transportation
    • Access to nature
    • Adventure
  • What features are important to you in a hiking trail?
    • Views and scenery along the way - Moderately important
    • Wildlife - Moderately important
    • Reaching a destination - Moderately important
    • Solitude - Very important
    • Loops/options - Very important
    • Physical challenge - Moderately important
    • Length - Moderately important
    • Easy access from my house to the trail - Very important
    • Low conflict with other uses - Moderately important
    • Parking at the trailhead - Moderately important
    • Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water) - Less important
    • Trail flow/design - Moderately important
  • What features are important to you in a running trail?
    • Views and scenery along the way - Moderately important
    • Wildlife - Less important
    • Reaching a destination - Less important
    • Solitude - Moderately important
    • Loops/options - Very important
    • Physical challenge - Very important
    • Length - Very important
    • Easy access from my house to the trail - Very important
    • Low conflict with other uses - Moderately important
    • Parking at the trailhead - Moderately important
    • Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water) - Moderately important
    • Trail flow/design - Moderately important
  • What features are important to you in a mountain biking trail?
    • Views and scenery along the way - Moderately important
    • Wildlife - Less important
    • Reaching a destination - Moderately important
    • Solitude - Very important
    • Loops/options - Very important
    • Physical challenge - Very important
    • Length - Very important
    • Easy access from my house to the trail - Very important
    • Low conflict with other uses - Moderately important
    • Parking at the trailhead - Moderately important
    • Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water) - Less important
    • Trail flow/design - Very important
  • What features are important to you in an equestrian trail?
    No response.
  • What features are important to you in a motorized trail?
    No response.
  • How concerned are you about the following trail issues?
    • Gaps in the current system - Very concerned
    • Impact on the environment - Moderately concerned
    • Trail maintenance - Very concerned
    • Level of use/overuse of trails - Very concerned
    • User conflicts - Moderately concerned
    • Trailhead facilities - Moderately concerned
    • Unauthorized (social) trails - Very concerned
    • Personal safety/vulnerability - Less concerned
    • Not enough easy trails - Less concerned
    • Not enough difficult trails - Less concerned
  • How adequate do you find trails in Flagstaff on the following topics?
    • Geographic distribution by neighborhood - Moderately adequate
    • Variety of difficulty levels - Moderately adequate
    • Options for hiking - Very adequate
    • Options for mountain biking - Moderately adequate
    • Overall miles of trails - Moderately adequate
    • Maintenance of trails - Less adequate
    • Trailhead amenities - Less adequate
  • Many trails used around Flagstaff are unauthorized - they have been established without proper permitting and are not part of the designated trail system. How should unauthorized trails be handled?
    • Most should be decommissioned
  • Where do you see opportunities, successes, and concerns for Flagstaff's trail system? Use this map to mark locations, and use the comment box to describe the opportunity, success, or concern. Hover the pointer over a trail line to see the name of the trail in the upper right corner of the map.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Do you have other comments you would like to share?

    My main complaints with the current trail system are (1) between poorly signed trails and social trails, it is often hard to figure out where you are (the map says there is one trail but there are 10 when you get out there); (2) poorly maintained trails (things that should require moderate skills become expert-only due to erosion, ruts, etc); (3) lack of loop opportunities in various areas of town.

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