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Where do you live?
Where do you work?
What is your primary mode of transportation to/from Downtown Norfolk?
What are the average number of days per week that you bike or scooter to/from Downtown Norfolk?
If you bike, what is the average distance (in miles) of your bike rides to Downtown Norfolk (one way)?
If you scooter, what is the average distance (in miles) of your scooter rides to Downtown Norfolk (one way)?
What prevents you from biking or scootering to/from Downtown Norfolk as a primary mode of transportation? (Check all that apply)
Do you currently:
Would you prefer to have a more direct route to Downtown if it felt comfortable/safe?
Did you ride a bike or scooter in the dedicated bike-bus-scooter lane on the test day?
How comfortable did you feel while riding in the bus-bike-scooter lane?
Do you ride your bike to work?
Would you ride to work if this bus-bike-scooter lane were in place?
Do you ride Downtown for fun?
Would you ride Downtown for fun if this bus-bike-scooter lane were in place?
Do you ride the bus to get to Downtown?
Which of the above street configurations would you prefer if you lived or owned a business near Boush Street?
Which of the above street configurations would you prefer as someone who rides bicycles or scooters to/from Downtown Norfolk?
Which of the above street configurations would you prefer if you were to cross Boush Street on foot to get to work, shopping, or dining?
Please provide any comments you would like us to know.