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Please tell us about your bicycling habits, and how we can better support them.

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If you or anyone in your household ride a bicycle, for what purpose?

Response Percent Response Count
For transportation 2.8% 2
For recreation and/or exercise 27.8% 20
All of the above 69.4% 50

How often do you use a bicycle?

Response Percent Response Count
Daily 33.8% 25
Weekly 47.3% 35
Monthly 8.1% 6
Rarely 10.8% 8

If you rarely ride a bicycle, why?

Response Percent Response Count
Not convenient 7.1% 2
Don’t feel safe biking 46.4% 13
Time constraints 32.1% 9
No direct route to take 35.7% 10
Other 32.1% 9

How far on an average daily roundtrip do you travel on your bicycle?

Response Percent Response Count
1 mile 5.7% 4
More than 1 mile 94.3% 66

Do you utilize the transit system and bicycling in combination to travel?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 23.6% 17
No 76.4% 55

What is your most common bicycle route?

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Skipped
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Please rank the changes, if any, that you would you like to see your local government make in your community to encourage more bicycle use.

Average priorities over 74 responses
  1. For example, Canyon Rim Trail or Canada del Buey Trail

    More multi-use paths
  2. This could include main thoroughfares and neighborhood streets 

    More on-street bicycle lanes
  3. For example, repairing potholes or resurfacing areas as needed 

    Improve existing paths, roads, sidewalks
  4. For example, more community events to raise awareness about bicycle safety 

    Increase bicycle education
  5. This could include more patrol 

    Increase safety police presence
  6. Sidewalks would instead be reserved for pedestrians 

    Don’t allow bikes on sidewalks

Is it safe or dangerous to ride a bicycle in your community or does it depend?

Response Percent Response Count
Safe 24.3% 18
Dangerous 6.8% 5
It depends 68.9% 51

If you answered "dangerous" or "it depends" on the previous question, why do you feel it is dangerous to ride a bicycle in your community? What are your top three concerns?

Response Percent Response Count
Traffic/Congestion 26.2% 16
Fast Moving Traffic 50.8% 31
Distracted Drivers/Riders 55.7% 34
Few bike lanes or bike paths 57.4% 35
Drivers/riders don’t obey traffic laws 18.0% 11
Lack of enforcement 1.6% 1
Streets not clean or clear of debris 16.4% 10
Not sure how to move safely from starting point to destination (lack of available bicycle transportation network map) 11.5% 7

What changes in the system or environment would increase your cycling habits? Choose all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
More bicycling facilities (ex. Bike lanes, paths, etc.) 88.9% 64
Mapped routes available 19.4% 14
Safer on street routes 56.9% 41
More enforcement 12.5% 9
Bicycle safety education 9.7% 7
Bicycle parking facilities available 23.6% 17
Other 20.8% 15

What specific improvements, facilities or routes would you like to see to improve the bicycling experience in Los Alamos County?

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59
Skipped
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Kristy Nadler inside DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL S
April 28, 2017, 5:20 PM
  • If you or anyone in your household ride a bicycle, for what purpose?
    • All of the above
  • How often do you use a bicycle?
    • Weekly
  • If you rarely ride a bicycle, why?
    No response.
  • How far on an average daily roundtrip do you travel on your bicycle?
    • More than 1 mile
  • Do you utilize the transit system and bicycling in combination to travel?
    • No
  • What is your most common bicycle route?
    Los Alamos to White Rock through Bandelier, back up truck route.
  • Please rank the changes, if any, that you would you like to see your local government make in your community to encourage more bicycle use.
    No response.
  • Is it safe or dangerous to ride a bicycle in your community or does it depend?
    • It depends
  • If you answered "dangerous" or "it depends" on the previous question, why do you feel it is dangerous to ride a bicycle in your community? What are your top three concerns?
    • Fast Moving Traffic
    • Few bike lanes or bike paths
  • What changes in the system or environment would increase your cycling habits? Choose all that apply.
    • Safer on street routes
  • What specific improvements, facilities or routes would you like to see to improve the bicycling experience in Los Alamos County?
    Addition of a shoulder to Rt. 4 between White Rock and the beginning of the truck route. Cars and trucks often pass by at full speed with just a few feet of clearance or swerve into the other lane without checking for oncoming traffic.
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This could include more patrol 

This could include main thoroughfares and neighborhood streets 

Sidewalks would instead be reserved for pedestrians 

For example, repairing potholes or resurfacing areas as needed 

For example, Canyon Rim Trail or Canada del Buey Trail

For example, more community events to raise awareness about bicycle safety 


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