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Name not shown inside Sonoma County October 23, 2015, 5:26 PM

What do you consider your top three priorities when it comes to being "Climate Ready"?
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Protect water resources, Promote food system security and agricultural climate preparedness, Increase the knowledge, ability and capacity to respond to climate impacts, especially in vulnerable populations, Protect energy resources, Reduce non-climate system stressors: pollution, hydromodification, disease, and economic/demographic pressures, Increase emergency preparedness, Promote a sustainable, climate-resilient economy, Monitor the changing climate and its biophysical effects, in real time, Protect buildings, infrastructure, and transportation systems, Protect coastal, bayside, and inland “buffer zones”, Mainstream the use of climate projections (not just past patterns) in planning, design, and budgeting, Promote healthy communities


Are there any other additional climate adaptation objectives you woud like to have considered in addition to the list above? Are there any that you think are missing?
I think you have listed the most important ones. It is almost impossible to prioritize these as they are all important.


In what ways do you think climate change will impact you, your family and your work the most?
We live on a well and may be impacted by changing water tables.


What actions in the near-term do you believe the community of Sonoma County should be taking?
Getting citizens involved now is essential to enlist creative ideas and help prepare our communities.


What are three adaptation actions that you, your organization or your family is doing or is planning on doing?
I am trying to become better about purchasing sustainable and local sources of food.
On a broader level, I would like to get actively involved around the issue of food waste.

Ryan Hohne inside Sonoma County September 23, 2015, 12:51 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Expand bikes, Maintain roads, Road improvements, Expand SMART, Expand buses, Highway 101


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Extremely likely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Purchase incentives, Safety, Design and exterior appearance, Performance and handling, I want to make a statement


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Price


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 30,000 or less


What is your age?
25 to 34


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
4


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Full-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Ride a bicycle


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
40


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
10


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
As a commuting cyclist I really want the roads crossing 101 to be improved significantly. I fear for my safety every time I have to navigate those streets.

Name not shown inside Sonoma County September 23, 2015, 12:25 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Expand SMART, Expand bikes, Expand buses, Maintain roads, Highway 101, Road improvements


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Likely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Purchase incentives, Safety


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Price, Vehicle driving range


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 90,000 or more


What is your age?
25 to 34


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
2


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Part-time


Within which County do you work?
Other - Yolo


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
50


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
40

Name not shown inside Sonoma County September 22, 2015, 9:17 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Road improvements, Maintain roads, Expand SMART, Highway 101, Expand bikes, Expand buses


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Unlikely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Purchase incentives, Design and exterior appearance, Other - Good looking truck that is hybrid/electric


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Price, Vehicle driving range, Reliability/ service ability, Safety


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 30,000 - 60,000


What is your age?
25 to 34


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
3


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Full-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
40


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
34


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
Make reasonable space on apart train for bike storage while commuting

Gary Hundt inside Sonoma County September 22, 2015, 3:47 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Expand buses, Expand bikes, Expand SMART, Maintain roads, Road improvements, Highway 101


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Unsure


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Purchase incentives, Performance and handling, Other - ubiquitous fast&easy&reliable battery-swap infrastructure (with standardized battery design) rather than having to wait to charge, so I could use while traveling distances greater than one charge without having to plan a "layover" just to recharge.


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Price, Vehicle driving range, Reliability/ service ability


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 30,000 or less


What is your age?
65 or older


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
2


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Part-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
30


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
20


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
In order to encourage bicycling, it's important to have quality road surfaces at the edges of roads, and frequent cleanings of these road edges of debris. It's an outrage that roadways are being resurfaced without any apparent attention to the quality of these edges: invisible sags and rises that act as "speed-bumps" causing loss of control as cyclist's hands are knocked away from handlebar. Likewise, when surfaces are patched after utility repairs, the patch should be at-grade, not an additional layer on top, to prevent bumps and potential loss of control. At the very least, such irregularities should be signed or clearly outlined in a way visible to cyclist during poor lighting conditions such as very contrasty shadow/sunlight pattern, or driving at dusk. Road condition and parallel parking where there should instead be a bike lane are the major disincentives for my cycling more.

Name not shown inside Sonoma County September 22, 2015, 1:36 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Expand bikes, Expand buses, Expand SMART, Highway 101, Maintain roads, Road improvements


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Extremely likely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Purchase incentives, Safety, Performance and handling, I want to make a statement


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Vehicle driving range


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 90,000 or more


What is your age?
25 to 34


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
4


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Full-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
20


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
6

Name not shown inside Sonoma County September 22, 2015, 12:26 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Maintain roads, Highway 101, Expand bikes, Road improvements, Expand buses, Expand SMART


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Extremely likely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Purchase incentives, Safety, Design and exterior appearance, Other - Range & charging options


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Vehicle driving range


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 60,000 - 90,000


What is your age?
35 to 44


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
4


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
Car


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Full-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
45


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
30


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
I currently drive an electric vehicle. The biggest issue has been range, and charging stations. There are a bunch of charging stations around but we need them in places that make sense. Since charging takes hours they need to be at places that one will be for hours such as business parks, near restaurants and movies (recreation), and near people's homes.

Aaron Rogers inside Sonoma County September 22, 2015, 10:07 AM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Expand buses, Highway 101, Expand bikes, Maintain roads, Expand SMART, Road improvements


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Unlikely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Purchase incentives, Other - Vehicle cost and availability to low income earners


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Price


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 30,000 or less


What is your age?
35 to 44


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
0


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Part-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Ride the bus


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
130


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
60


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
Expansion of SCT scheduling in the outlying areas (Routes 20, 30, 44/48 & 60) is becoming crucial. There are people who work in areas later than bus schedules dictate, ESPECIALLY on weekends. Personally, four buses in and out of west Sonoma County/Russian River corridor on weekends is an insult to the community at large. The earliest anyone out this way can get into Santa Rosa on a weekend is 10:30am, provided it's on time and not a holiday stoppage.

Name not shown inside Sonoma County September 21, 2015, 11:28 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Expand buses, Road improvements, Expand bikes, Expand SMART, Maintain roads, Highway 101


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Extremely likely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Safety, Performance and handling


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Price, Vehicle driving range


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 60,000 - 90,000


What is your age?
45 to 54


How many car trips do residents living in your home make on a typical day? (each time you turn the car off is one trip)
2


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
I do not have children who travel to school


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Full-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
60


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
26


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
I would LOVE to either ride my bike or take the bus to work. Unfortunately, I live along the Russian River corridor and the bus does not run frequently enough, or have a direct route the Mark West Springs area. And as an average bike rider, I am NOT comfortable riding my bike along River Road, especially from the Hacienda Bridge to Steelhead.

Name not shown inside Sonoma County September 21, 2015, 10:53 PM

Let's get started! How would you prioritize this list of the general categories of transportation system improvements?
Maintain roads, Highway 101, Expand SMART, Road improvements, Expand buses, Expand bikes


Think about your local streets and roads: For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



All right, now think about bicycling and walking. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



Great, now think about highways and freight. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



You're nearly done with this section. Think about taking public transit. For each project, is it a high, medium or low priority for you?



To help fund transportation improvements in Sonoma County, would you support or oppose the following options?



Would you use local transit (bus or train) more frequently if the following were true?



Would you walk or ride a bicycle more frequently if any of the following were true?



How likely are you to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle when shopping for your next vehicle?
Unlikely


Which factors would favorably influence your decision to purchase a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Fuel savings, Environmental impact, Safety, Design and exterior appearance, Performance and handling, I want to make a statement, Other - We need a much better transit system. Sonoma county can make it no cost or fareless for everyone.


Which factors would make you most hesitant to choose a plugin-in hybrid or electric vehicle? [choose all that apply]
Access to charging stations, Vehicle driving range, Reliability/ service ability, Other - We need free transit for everyone - Sonoma county can do this for ten years for less that what they spent to widen 101.


For statistical purposes only: What was the approximate total income of your household last year?
$ 90,000 or more


What is your age?
55 to 64


If you have children at home, do they travel to school by... ?
Car


Do you work full-time or part-time outside your home?
Full-time


Within which County do you work?
Sonoma


Which mode of transportation do you MOST OFTEN use to get to work? Do you...?
Drive alone


On average, how many MINUTES do you spend each day (combined) traveling to and from work?
60


On average, how many MILES do you travel each day (combined) to and from work?
25


Thank you for taking the Moving Forward 2040 Survey! This is your chance to share any other thoughts or questions about transportation. Then make sure to claim this response on the next screen.
I would like to see the SCTA make transit riding free at the fare box - so that people can ride without paying. Everyone!! You can do it, just stop widening the highways and get a system in place that works for working people.