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Share your input on Downtown Midland's 2021 Pedestrian Plazas

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1) Did you visit the two-block closure of Main Street - the "Pedestrian Plazas" - from June to October 2021? (If the answer is "Yes", please select "Yes" and skip to question 3.)

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 96.9% 190
No 3.1% 6

2) If you did not visit the Pedestrian Plazas in 2021, what was your reason(s) for not doing so? (Please select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
I don't visit Downtown Midland 25.0% 2
I am concerned about COVID-19 and am not ready to visit 12.5% 1
I was concerned about finding parking due to the street closure 50.0% 4
I was concerned about accessing a business due to the street closure 37.5% 3
I was unable to visit for other reasons 12.5% 1

3) When did you visit Downtown Midland during the Main Street closure? (Please select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Weekday, 8 am-11 am 20.1% 38
Weekday, 11 am-2 pm 36.5% 69
Weekday, 2 pm-5 pm 34.9% 66
Weekday, 5 pm-8 pm 78.8% 149
Weekday, 8 pm-12 am 38.1% 72
Saturday, 8 am-11 am 19.6% 37
Saturday, 11 am-2 pm 34.4% 65
Saturday, 2 pm-5 pm 38.1% 72
Saturday, 5 pm-8 pm 62.4% 118
Saturday, 8 pm-12 am 43.4% 82
Sunday, 8 am-11am 9.0% 17
Sunday, 11 am-2 pm 18.5% 35
Sunday, 2 pm-5 pm 33.9% 64
Sunday, 5 pm-8 pm 29.1% 55
Sunday, 8 pm-12 am 6.9% 13

4) What did you do during your Downtown visit(s)? (Please select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Visited a restaurant for a meal 87.0% 167
Visited a bar/restaurant for a drink 57.3% 110
Enjoyed an adult beverage in The Commons 56.3% 108
Visited a retail store to shop 62.5% 120
Visited a service provider or other business 16.1% 31
Attended a live entertainment event 62.5% 120
Went for a walk/jog/bike ride or other exercise 41.1% 79
Met up with friends or family 66.7% 128
No specific purpose - just enjoyed being Downtown 35.9% 69

5) If you were to visit Downtown in the evening, would you be more likely to shop at a retail store if more retailers were open at the time of your visit? (If you don't visit in the evening, please skip to question 7.)

Response Percent Response Count
Yes - I would shop or spend money at Downtown retailers if they were open later in the evening 71.4% 132
No - When I’m Downtown in the evenings, it's for another purpose and I would not shop 28.6% 53

6) If you answered "Yes" to shopping Downtown in the evening, which day of the week would be your most-preferred evening to shop? (Please select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Sunday 16.9% 22
Monday 7.7% 10
Tuesday 10.8% 14
Wednesday 20.0% 26
Thursday 48.5% 63
Friday 80.8% 105
Saturday 66.2% 86

7) If you drove a vehicle to Downtown Midland, how far away from your destination did you park? (If you visited multiple times, please select all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Same block as my destination 26.3% 51
One block away from my destination 55.2% 107
Two blocks away from my destination 50.0% 97
More than two blocks away from my destination 23.2% 45
Around the corner from my destination 25.3% 49
I did not drive Downtown 7.7% 15
I don't know 0.5% 1

8) Please provide your perception of the following items during your visit(s) via the scale below. (Select "N/A" if not applicable.)

Parking availability
Response Percent Response Count
Terrible 2.1% 4
Subpar 12.8% 25
Average 13.3% 26
Pretty Good 42.6% 83
Great 27.2% 53
N/A 1.5% 3
Ability to find & use nearby designated accessible parking
Response Percent Response Count
Terrible 2.6% 5
Subpar 7.7% 15
Average 11.8% 23
Pretty Good 23.1% 45
Great 11.8% 23
N/A 42.6% 83
Distance from available parking to destination
Response Percent Response Count
Terrible 2.1% 4
Subpar 8.2% 16
Average 19.0% 37
Pretty Good 40.0% 78
Great 28.7% 56
N/A 1.5% 3
Wait time at your destination
Response Percent Response Count
Terrible 0.5% 1
Subpar 4.1% 8
Average 19.5% 38
Pretty Good 36.4% 71
Great 31.3% 61
N/A 7.7% 15
Availability of live entertainment
Response Percent Response Count
Subpar 5.1% 10
Average 7.7% 15
Pretty Good 32.3% 63
Great 36.9% 72
N/A 17.4% 34
Overall liveliness of Downtown
Response Percent Response Count
Terrible 1.0% 2
Subpar 5.6% 11
Average 11.3% 22
Pretty Good 43.6% 85
Great 34.9% 68
N/A 3.6% 7

9) Think about the amount of time you spent Downtown in 2021. How much did the following items influence the time you spent Downtown compared to prior years?

Pedestrian Plazas (closed streets)
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 4.6% 9
Somewhat less 4.1% 8
About the same 11.9% 23
Somewhat more 32.0% 62
Much more 46.4% 90
The Commons (to-go beverages)
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 9.3% 18
Somewhat less 2.1% 4
About the same 12.9% 25
Somewhat more 23.2% 45
Much more 40.2% 78
N/A 11.3% 22
Live music
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 2.6% 5
Somewhat less 3.6% 7
About the same 20.6% 40
Somewhat more 29.9% 58
Much more 29.9% 58
N/A 11.9% 23
Events
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 4.1% 8
Somewhat less 1.5% 3
About the same 27.3% 53
Somewhat more 29.4% 57
Much more 25.8% 50
N/A 10.3% 20
Other
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 2.1% 4
Somewhat less 2.6% 5
About the same 7.7% 15
Somewhat more 5.2% 10
Much more 7.2% 14
N/A 30.9% 60

If you answered "Other" above, what other factors influenced the amount of time you spent in Downtown Midland?

Answered
48
Skipped
148

10) Think about the amount of money you spent Downtown in 2021. How much did the following items influence the money you spent Downtown compared to prior years?

Pedestrian Plazas (closed streets)
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 5.7% 11
Somewhat less 3.1% 6
About the same 24.7% 48
Somewhat more 37.6% 73
Much more 25.8% 50
N/A 1.5% 3
The Commons (to-go beverages)
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 10.3% 20
Somewhat less 1.5% 3
About the same 16.0% 31
Somewhat more 29.9% 58
Much more 26.8% 52
N/A 13.9% 27
Live music
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 4.6% 9
Somewhat less 3.6% 7
About the same 35.6% 69
Somewhat more 21.1% 41
Much more 18.0% 35
N/A 14.9% 29
Events
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 5.2% 10
Somewhat less 1.5% 3
About the same 35.6% 69
Somewhat more 22.2% 43
Much more 18.6% 36
N/A 14.4% 28
Other
Response Percent Response Count
Avoided completely 2.1% 4
Somewhat less 1.0% 2
About the same 6.2% 12
Somewhat more 0.5% 1
Much more 3.6% 7
N/A 28.4% 55

If you answered "Other" above, what other factors influenced the amount of money you spent in Downtown Midland?

Answered
21
Skipped
175

11) The Pedestrian Plazas will end on October 31. How do you feel about that closure date? (Please select all that apply).

Response Percent Response Count
I think the street closure is too long and it should have ended sooner. 11.7% 23
I think it’s just right – I will continue to go until the end date. 42.9% 84
Life got busy - I haven't visited the Pedestrian Plazas lately. 15.8% 31
When the days/evenings start to get darker earlier or below a certain temperature regularly, I think it's too uncomfortable for outdoor activities. 16.8% 33
Colder temperatures and earlier sunsets don't bother me. If there is outdoor fun to be had, count me in! 48.5% 95

If you answered anything other than "I think it's just right" to the previous question, please provide your thoughts below. (Examples: When should the Pedestrian Plazas end? What temperature is too cold for outdoor activities?) If you don't have any other feedback, please skip to the next question.

Answered
89
Skipped
107

12) Did you utilize The Commons to enjoy an adult beverage within the designated area?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 65.6% 128
No 34.4% 67

13) Would you utilize The Commons if it existed year-round?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 64.1% 125
No 35.9% 70

14) Would you like to see The Commons return again in 2022?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 84.6% 165
No 5.1% 10
I don't care 10.3% 20

15) Please list three things you liked best about the Main Street Pedestrian Plazas:

Answered
170
Skipped
26

16) Please list three things you would change or improve for the Main Street Pedestrian Plazas in 2022:

Answered
142
Skipped
54

17) Please provide any additional feedback you have regarding the 2021 Pedestrian Plazas or thoughts about the future of the Pedestrian Plazas in 2022:

Answered
99
Skipped
97
Jeffrey Pribble inside City Boundary
October 18, 2021, 4:48 PM
  • 1) Did you visit the two-block closure of Main Street - the "Pedestrian Plazas" - from June to October 2021? (If the answer is "Yes", please select "Yes" and skip to question 3.)
    • Yes
  • 2) If you did not visit the Pedestrian Plazas in 2021, what was your reason(s) for not doing so? (Please select all that apply.)
    No response.
  • 3) When did you visit Downtown Midland during the Main Street closure? (Please select all that apply.)
    • Weekday, 5 pm-8 pm
    • Saturday, 5 pm-8 pm
  • 4) What did you do during your Downtown visit(s)? (Please select all that apply.)
    • Visited a restaurant for a meal
    • Visited a bar/restaurant for a drink
    • Enjoyed an adult beverage in The Commons
    • Visited a retail store to shop
    • Attended a live entertainment event
    • Met up with friends or family
  • 5) If you were to visit Downtown in the evening, would you be more likely to shop at a retail store if more retailers were open at the time of your visit? (If you don't visit in the evening, please skip to question 7.)
    • Yes - I would shop or spend money at Downtown retailers if they were open later in the evening
  • 6) If you answered "Yes" to shopping Downtown in the evening, which day of the week would be your most-preferred evening to shop? (Please select all that apply.)
    • Friday
    • Saturday
  • 7) If you drove a vehicle to Downtown Midland, how far away from your destination did you park? (If you visited multiple times, please select all that apply.)
    • Two blocks away from my destination
  • 8) Please provide your perception of the following items during your visit(s) via the scale below. (Select "N/A" if not applicable.)
    • Parking availability - Pretty Good
    • Ability to find & use nearby designated accessible parking - N/A
    • Distance from available parking to destination - Pretty Good
    • Wait time at your destination - Pretty Good
    • Availability of live entertainment - Pretty Good
    • Overall liveliness of Downtown - Pretty Good
  • 9) Think about the amount of time you spent Downtown in 2021. How much did the following items influence the time you spent Downtown compared to prior years?
    • Pedestrian Plazas (closed streets) - Somewhat more
    • The Commons (to-go beverages) - Much more
    • Live music - Somewhat more
    • Events - About the same
  • If you answered "Other" above, what other factors influenced the amount of time you spent in Downtown Midland?
    No response.
  • 10) Think about the amount of money you spent Downtown in 2021. How much did the following items influence the money you spent Downtown compared to prior years?
    • Pedestrian Plazas (closed streets) - About the same
    • The Commons (to-go beverages) - Somewhat more
    • Live music - About the same
    • Events - About the same
  • If you answered "Other" above, what other factors influenced the amount of money you spent in Downtown Midland?
    No response.
  • 11) The Pedestrian Plazas will end on October 31. How do you feel about that closure date? (Please select all that apply).
    • Colder temperatures and earlier sunsets don't bother me. If there is outdoor fun to be had, count me in!
  • If you answered anything other than "I think it's just right" to the previous question, please provide your thoughts below. (Examples: When should the Pedestrian Plazas end? What temperature is too cold for outdoor activities?) If you don't have any other feedback, please skip to the next question.

    If snow and ice are cleared, the pedestrian zone could be used almost year-round. Stores could offer hot chocolate and tea in addition to adult beverages.

  • 12) Did you utilize The Commons to enjoy an adult beverage within the designated area?
    • Yes
  • 13) Would you utilize The Commons if it existed year-round?
    • Yes
  • 14) Would you like to see The Commons return again in 2022?
    • Yes
  • 15) Please list three things you liked best about the Main Street Pedestrian Plazas:
    No response.
  • 16) Please list three things you would change or improve for the Main Street Pedestrian Plazas in 2022:
    No response.
  • 17) Please provide any additional feedback you have regarding the 2021 Pedestrian Plazas or thoughts about the future of the Pedestrian Plazas in 2022:
    No response.
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