Avent Ferry Corridor Study

 

At the Avent Ferry Road Corridor Study Kickoff Meeting attendees provided input on ways to improve the corridor. Corridor planning is a long process that begins with a vision that community members like you help to craft. Followed by data gathering, inventory + analysis that result in design solutions with a final recommendation that goes to council for review. There will be many steps along the way for you to participate in the process. If you were unable to attend the kickoff meeting, you still have a chance to participate. Begin today by responding to the questions below.

Areas of Influence

General Orientation Questions

City of Raleigh Poll:
My connection to the Avent Ferry Corridor is (Choose all that apply)
Nearby resident
79%
Commuter (I use the street to get to work, school, etc.)
52%
Property owner
42%
Business patron
19%
Business owner
4%
Other
3%
Closed to responses | 67 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Are you a member of NC State Community (student, staff, faculty)?
No
55%
Yes
45%
Closed to responses | 69 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
I found out about this survey from… (Choose all that apply)
Email notice
46%
Word of mouth
32%
Other
18%
Website
12%
Flyer
7%
Television/Radio
0%
Closed to responses | 57 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
What is your age? (Choose 1)
25-35
30%
36-50
29%
51-65
21%
18-24
10%
Over 65
10%
Under 18
0%
Closed to responses | 70 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Were you involved in the previous visioning workshop for Avent Ferry Road?
No
90%
Yes
9%
Not sure
1%
Closed to responses | 67 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
I typically travel along Avent Ferry Road by: (Choose 1)
Car
88%
Bike
7%
By foot
4%
Bus
0%
Other
0%
Closed to responses | 69 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
How would you rate the overall appearance of Avent Ferry Road? (Choose 1)
Average
46%
Poor
35%
Good
13%
Very poor
4%
Very Good
1%
Closed to responses | 69 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
How would you rate the overall safety of Avent Ferry Road? (Choose 1)
Poor
63%
Average
26%
Good
6%
Very poor
6%
Very Good
0%
Closed to responses | 70 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
How would you rate the overall traffic flow? (Choose 1)
Average
61%
Good
20%
Poor
13%
Very Good
3%
Very poor
3%
Closed to responses | 69 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
What are your biggest safety concerns? (Select all that apply)
Lack of Crosswalks
83%
Safety for Bicyclists
82%
Drivers not yielding to pedestrians
63%
Lack of Pedestrian Signals
52%
Safety for children coming and going to school
28%
Safety for folks going to church
12%
None of the above
5%
Closed to responses | 60 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
What are your safety concerns when walking along the corridor? (Choose your top 3)
Crossing Avent Ferry
71%
I normally do not walk on Avent Ferry
12%
Lack of separation between sidewalk and roadway
5%
Crossing side streets
3%
Too many curb-cuts / driveways
3%
Personal security – crime incidents
3%
Lack of shade
2%
Lack of adequate lighting
2%
Closed to responses | 66 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
What are your safety concerns when traveling by car? (Choose your top 3)
Avoiding conflicts with pedestrians
54%
Difficulty making left turns coming out of local businesses / residences / offices
49%
High traffic speeds (traffic travels too fast)
42%
Difficulty making left turns across oncoming traffic
42%
Avoiding conflicts with cyclists
37%
Traffic congestion
30%
Overall vehicular safety / too many accidents
11%
Too many driveways / curb cuts
7%
Lack of parallel streets or frontage roads to access local businesses, offices or residences
7%
Confusing signage / hard to locate businesses or particular streets
2%
Closed to responses | 57 Responses

Creating Priorities

City of Raleigh Poll:
What should be the key objectives for improving Avent Ferry Road? (Choose your top 3)
Improve pedestrian safety and circulation
66%
Improve bicycle safety, access, and circulation
66%
Improve auto circulation and safety; reduce congestion
41%
Improve open space amenities and connections, along and near Avent Ferry Road
29%
Create an identifiable aesthetic and image for the area along the corridor
27%
Create a plan for redevelopment of key properties and parcels
25%
Improve access to transit services in the corridor
25%
Closed to responses | 56 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Select the most important public realm / streetscape improvements: (Choose 1)
They are all equally important
30%
Crosswalks and signal countdowns
27%
Bicycle lanes
21%
Additional street trees
8%
Street lighting
6%
Wider and continuous sidewalks
5%
Signage and wayfinding
3%
More separation between sidewalk and street
0%
They are not important
0%
Closed to responses | 63 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Select the most important public transportation improvements: (Choose 1)
More convenient and practical bus stop locations
34%
They are all equally important
29%
Enhance existing bus stop locations / shelters / amenities
21%
More frequent and faster bus service
8%
Enhancing specialized bus service (i.e. for seniors or people with disabilities)
3%
They are not important
3%
Bus shelters
2%
Closed to responses | 62 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
Select the most important roadway capacity solution: (Choose 1)
Create a continuous center median sized to accommodate turn lanes
37%
They are all equally important
22%
Reduce speed limits along the entire corridor
17%
Restripe lanes to make them consistent widths along the entire corridor
15%
They are not important
5%
Create access management plan to reduce or eliminate curb cuts
3%
Closed to responses | 59 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
What kind of new development would you like to see? (Choose 1)
Mixed-use redevelopment along the corridor
37%
Promote a balance of the two development types
28%
Keep existing development types along the corridor
23%
None of the above
12%
Closed to responses | 60 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of multi-family residential properties north of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
30%
Suburban development like exists now
30%
A mix of all of the above
28%
None of the above
12%
Closed to responses | 60 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of multi-family residential properties south of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
Suburban development like exists now
52%
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
17%
A mix of all of the above
14%
None of the above
12%
Urban development greater than 5 stories
5%
Closed to responses | 58 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of retail/shopping center properties north of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
Suburban development like exists now
37%
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
30%
A mix of all of the above
13%
Urban development greater than 5 stories
12%
None of the above
8%
Closed to responses | 60 Responses
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of retail/shopping center properties south of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
Suburban development like exists now
55%
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
22%
A mix of all of the above
12%
None of the above
8%
Urban development greater than 5 stories
3%
Closed to responses | 60 Responses