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Results are in: you mostly drive… but would prefer to walk

Reno skyline taken from Mapes Plaza
Robert Patersen #RenoLens

Many of you participated in the Amenity Follow-Up survey in March and April: THANK YOU!

We’ve complied the results for your review and have highlighted a few high-level take-aways (and will be doing deeper analysis in the coming months):

  • People want to have more reasons to walk, bike and take transit compared to driving: while 73% of respondents reporting daily driving today, only 28% would prefer to drive daily. The top cited factors preventing respondents from using their preferred mode were “destination too far away,” “lack of adequate sidewalks/bike lanes” and “safety concerns”
  • Where do people want to ditch their cars? Overwhelmingly trails and food-related establishments are desired within a quick 10-minute walk or bike ride as opposed to a drive.
  • Respondents also shared that the desirability of different home-types increases with access to their desirable amenities. The importance of location may seem obvious, but neighborhoods with the right amenities could attract Reno’s detached-single-family-home-loving population into denser housing types: attached single-family homes and mid-rise condos/apartments were the most popular alternatives, with over 50% of respondents finding the types desirable if “all” or “most” of their amenity preferences were met.  

Check out the full summary document to review all results. If you want to go deeper, you can download the raw data file (and please share your insights back with us!).

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