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Mail Survey Section E Personal Travel Section

Mail Survey
Section E
Personal Travel Section

This section of the questionnaire asks about different types of transportation you may use. The first questions are about your local travel.

23. (E1) During the past month, when you traveled locally, such as for work, shopping, going to the doctor's and other purposes, did you:

Please circle Yes or No for each question.

Yes No
a) Drive a personal motor vehicle?
Such as a car, minivan, truck, or SUV
1 2
b) Ride in a personal motor vehicle as a passenger? 1 2
c) Ride in a carpool or vanpool? 1 2
d) Ride on a public bus?
Such as a transit bus or city bus
1 2
e) Use curb-to-curb transportation provided by a public transportation authority for persons with disabilities?
May also be referred to as "demand response service" or "paratransit service".
1 2
f) Ride on specialized transportation services provided by human service agencies? 1 2
g) Ride on a private or chartered bus? 1 2
h) Ride on a school bus? 1 2
i) Ride on a subway, "light rail," or commuter train? 1 2
j)Take a taxicab? 1 2
k) Use an electric wheelchair, scooter, golf cart or other motorized personal transportation? Does not include use of a golf cart while playing golf 1 2
l) Ride a bicycle or other pedal cycle? 1 2
m) Walk on sidewalks, at crosswalks, or in intersections?
Include "walking" while using a nonmotorized wheelchair or scooter
1 2
n) Use any other type of transportation? 1 2

24. (E2) Which type of transportation did you use most frequently for local travel?

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If more than one type is used just as often, please enter the type of transportation you use for the longest distance.

25. (E3) How satisfied are you that the type of transportation you use most frequently for local travel is:

Please circle one answer for each part of the question:

Very Dissatisfied Somewhat dissatisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Somewhat satisfied Very Satisfied
a) Close to where you live? 1 2 3 4 5
b) Convenient to get to from the home? 1 2 3 4 5
c) Easy to get into and get out of? 1 2 3 4 5
d) In good mechanical repair? 1 2 3 4 5
e) Reliable? 1 2 3 4 5
f) Comfortable? 1 2 3 4 5
g) Able to get to your destination on a direct route and without too many stops? 1 2 3 4 5
h) Affordable? 1 2 3 4 5
i) Safe from accidents? 1 2 3 4 5
j) Safe from crime? 1 2 3 4 5

26. (E4) How confident are you, that when using the type of transportation you use most frequently for local travel, you could get out safely in the event of an emergency?

Please circle only one answer.

  • Not at all confident - 1
  • Not very confident - 2
  • Somewhat confident, or - 3
  • Very confident? - 4

27. (E5) The next few questions are about working for pay or volunteering. Do you:

Please circle only one answer.

  • Work fulltime for pay only? - 1
  • Work part time for pay only? - 2
  • Both work for pay and volunteer? - 3
  • Volunteer only? or - 4
  • Neither work for pay nor volunteer? - 5

If you neither work for pay nor volunteer, please skip now to question 31 on page 14. Otherwise, continue with the next question.

28. (E6) What type of transportation do you use most often to commute to work (or to volunteer)?

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See question 23 on page 11 for a complete list of types of transportation.

If more than one type is used just as often, enter the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

29. (E8) When you go home from work (or from volunteering), do you most often use the same type of transportation that you use to go to work (or to volunteer)?

Please circle Yes or No

  • Yes - 1 Please skip now to question 31 on page 14
  • No - 2 Continue with the next question

30. (E9) What type of transportation do you use most often to commute from work (or from volunteering)?

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See question 23 on page 11 for a complete list of types of transportation.

If more than one type is used just as often, please pick the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

31. (E10) Are you now enrolled in school (even if you do not attend right now because of summer break)?

"School" includes pre-school, Head Start, and participation in early intervention special education programs.

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1 Continue with next question.
  • No - 2 Please skip now to question 35 on this page.

32. (E11) What type of transportation do you use most often to commute to school?

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See question 23 on page 11 for a complete list of types of transportation.

If more than one type is used just as often, please pick the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

33. (E13) When you go home from school, do you use the same type of transportation that you use to go to school?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1 Please skip now to question 35 on this page.
  • No - 2 Continue with next question.

34. (E14) What type of transportation do you use most often to commute from school?

______________________________________________________

See question 23 on page 11 for a complete list of types of transportation.

If more than one type is used just as often, please pick the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

35. (E14a) What type of transportation do you use most often to go to the doctor and for other medical visits?

______________________________________________________

See question 23 on page 11 for a complete list of types of transportation.

If more than one type is used just as often, please pick the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

36. (E14b) Other than for work, school, and doctor or medical visits, what type of transportation do use most often for your local travel, such as shopping and recreation?

______________________________________________________

See question 23 on page 11 for a complete list of types of transportation.

If more than one type is used just as often, please pick the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

These next questions are about your long-distance travel.

37. (E40) During the past year, did you make any long-distance trips of 100 miles or more one way?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1 Continue with the next question.
  • No - 2 Please skip now to question 41 on page 17.

38. (E41) During the past year, what are all the types of transportation you used for long distance travel?

Please circle all that apply.

Personal vehicles

Personal motor vehicle as a driver - 1
Personal motor vehicle as a passenger - 2
Motorized personal transportation (such as an electric wheelchair, scooter or golf cart) - 3
Carpool or vanpool / group car or van - 4

Air travel

Commercial airplane - 5
Private or charter airplane - 6

Bus travel

Intercity bus such as Greyhound - 7
Private or chartered bus - 8
Public bus (includes transit or city bus) - 9
School bus - 10

Special travel

Paratransit van or bus sponsored by the public transit authority 11
Specialized transportation services provided by human services agencies - 12

Train

Amtrak / Intercity train - 13
Subway, "light rail," or commuter train - 14

Other

Bicycle / pedal cycles - 15
Taxicab - 16
Work at home / home-schooled - 17
Telecommute - 18
Walking (includes nonmotorized wheelchair, scooter, or assistance device such as a cane) 19
Other transportation - 20

39. (E42) What type of transportation did you use most frequently for long-distance travel?

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If more than one type is used just as often, please pick the type of transportation used for the longest distance.

40. (E43) How satisfied are you that the type of transportation you use most frequently for long-distance travel is:

Please circle one answer for each part of the question.

Very Dissatisfied Somewhat dissatisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Somewhat satisfied Very Satisfied
a) Close to where you live? 1 2 3 4 5
b) Convenient to get to from the home? 1 2 3 4 5
c) Easy to get into and get out of? 1 2 3 4 5
d) In good mechanical repair? 1 2 3 4 5
e) Reliable? 1 2 3 4 5
f) Comfortable? 1 2 3 4 5
g) Able to get to your destination on a direct route and without too many stops? 1 2 3 4 5
h) Affordable? 1 2 3 4 5
i) Safe from accidents? 1 2 3 4 5
j) Safe from crime? 1 2 3 4 5
k) Adequately protected from hostile intentions because of the passenger screening process? 1 2 3 4 5

The next questions refer to specific types of transportation.

41. (E15) Is there a sidewalk, path, or bike lane in usable condition close to your home?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1
  • No - 2

42. (E16) During the past month, what problems have you experienced as a pedestrian, with or without wheeled assistance, on sidewalks, at crosswalks or in intersections?

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43. (E17) Which was the greatest problem you experienced as a pedestrian, with or without wheeled assistance, on sidewalks, at crosswalks or in intersections?

______________________________________________________________________

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44. (E22) Is local bus, transit bus, or city bus service available within three-quarters (3/4) of a mile from your home?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1 Continue with the next question.
  • No - 2 Please skip now to question 46 on this page.

45. (E23) Within one-quarter (1/4) mile of your home?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1
  • No - 2

46. (E29) Is there subway, light rail or commuter train station within 5 miles from your home?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1
  • No - 2

47. (E36) Is public paratransit service available in your area?

Paratransit is a van, mini-bus or taxi service sponsored by the public transit authority that provides curb-to-curb transportation for persons with disabilities. It is also sometimes referred to as "demand response service" or ADA paratransit service.

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1
  • No - 2

48. (E39) Is taxicab service available in your area?

Please circle Yes or No.

  • Yes - 1
  • No - 2