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Survey Responses from May – June 2010


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Question 1 & 2 1. What street do you live on ?

2. What neighbourhood do you live in?


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Anders Aspen Ridge Deer Park Glendale Inglewood West Lancaster Morrisroe Normandeau Oriole Park West Park


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Question 3 & 4 3. Please indicate the housing style. 4. Please indicate the ownership of your home.


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Question 5 5. Please select the option(s) that BEST describes your household?


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Question 6 6. In your opinion, what are the top three qualities that make a great neighbourhood ?


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90.00% 80.00% Clean and green

70.00%

Knowing your neighbours

60.00%

Helping your neighbours

50.00% 40.00%

Participating in community activities

30.00%

Safe

20.00%

Well planned and designed

10.00% 0.00% Response Percent


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Question 7 7. How many people (households) do you know who live in your neighbourhood? ?


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey # of neighbours responders know 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00%

# of neighbours responders know

15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% None

1 to 3

4 to 6

7 to 9

10 to 12 Over 12


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Question 8 8. If you know people in your neighbourhood, how did you get to know them?


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Through children; childcare or school Through common interest or issue of concern Through community (neighbourhood) association Through culture, environmental or sports group Through employment They are family Through a social event Through pets Through casual conversation when out in yard Through mutual friends Walking in neighbourhood or playing at local park


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Question 9 9. When you moved, would a "Welcome to the Neighbourhood/Red Deer package" have helped you to connect with your community? (i.e. A package containing information about community associations, neighbourhood activities, amenities, City bylaws and planning, Neighbourhood Watch, special interest groups etc.)


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Yes No Maybe


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Question 10 10. I could count on people in my neighbourhood to help when in need of assistance.


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Yes

No, and it is not a concern

No, and I would like to have people to count on when in need of assistance I don't know


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Question 11 11. Would you be interested in having ways to be able to thank and recognize good neighbours? (such as special postcards, thank you notes, or online thank you options)


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey Desire to recognize neighbours

45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% Desire to recognize neighbours

20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Yes

No

Maybe

I don't know


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Question 12 12. In your opinion, what are the most important factors that make a neighbourhood safe? Please select three.


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey Neighbourhood Safety Factors Cleanliness Lighting Healthy environment, clean air, water, and soil Housing and street design Knowing your neighbours Local program for all ages keep occupied/engaged Neighbourhood Watch Police School Traffic speed


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Question 13 13. What are the three things you like best about living in your neighbourhood?


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Quiet and secluded

Living close to trails Natural amenities - trees, creek, pond Best Neighbourhood Factors Living close to shopping

Neighbours

Living close to park space 0.00 10.0 20.0 30.0 40.0 50.0 % 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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Rear lanes Housing design and variety Sense of belonging Living close to major roads Best Neigbourhood Factors Living close to school Living close to work Size of lot (property, yard) Minimal traffic 0.00 5.00 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 % % 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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Question 14 & 15 14. What are your top three concerns about your neighbourhood? 15. What are the potential solutions to these concerns?


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Green Areas, Trails, Parks,  Schools, and Cas suggestions No suggestions School involvment Build schools Community Centers Build NA Events More Parks, Green Space and Trails Neighbourhood Plans Preserve and maintain Green Areas 0

2

4

6

8

10

12


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Question 16 16. Select up to three interests you'd like to support or participate in with other people in your neighbourhood.


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Special event planning Special interest group Activity centre skating supervision Crime prevention, Neighbourhood Watch Litter clean up Neighbour relations Land use and park planning Preservation of natural areas Road, street lights, snow clearing, maintenance issues None, not interested


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Question 17 17. In general, what would motivate you to participate in your neighbourhood?


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey Motivation to participate

Motivation to participate

Sharing ideas and skills

Motivation to participate

Motivation to participate

Nothing - not interested in participating

Sense of giving to community

Meeting new people Activities to participate in as a family

To have fun

Community Association Membership

Enhancing personal growth Part-time employment or extra income 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00%

Influencing decisions that impact my neighbourhood 0.00% 10.00 %

20.00 30.00 % %

40.00 %


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Question 18 18. How interested would you be in having community-based programming offered in your neighbourhood? i.e. culture, arts and music, sports programming, home safe/babysitting courses, environmental stewardship, equipment rental, child care, etc.


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Very interested Somewhat interested Not interested


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Question 19 19. What are your top three preferred methods of receiving information about what's happening in your neighbourhood?


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Community new sletter, f lyers, posters, brochures

Email

Social Media - Facebook, Tw itter, blogs

Community (neighbourhood)Association w eb page

Red Deer's Online Community Events Calendar

City of Red Deer's Community Association w eb page 0.00%

5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%

Com m unication

Word of mouth Through place of w orship Radio Phone New spaper advertising Addressed Mail Community messages/events board Signs - i.e. sandw ich boards Community new sletter, flyers, posters, brochures 0.00%

5.00%

10.00%

15.00%

20.00%

25.00%

30.00%

35.00%

40.00%

45.00%

50.00%


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Question 20 20. Does your neighbourhood have a community (neighbourhood) association?


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey Knowlege of Community Associations

Yes No I don't know


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Question 21 21. In your opinion, what are the top three things community associations should focus on?


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey Being a voice for community planning Community gardening Community safety Membership benefits - discount opportunities Newsletter regarding community information Special events - Green Deer, block parties, socializing Support those in need Welcoming new residents Rental and scheduling of activity centre and outdoor rink ice Encouraging neighbours to interact with one another Community programming


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey Question 22 22. Many community associations sell memberships to generate awareness, build a volunteer base and financially support their annual activities. Many are also actively pursuing ways to addvalue to their memberships, such as offering activity centre discounts and recreation facility discounts etc. What amount would you be willing to contribute annually to support the work of community associations?


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey $ will pay for Community Association Membership

Up to $10 From $11-20 From $21-30 From $31-40 Not interested in supporting community associations


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Question 23 23. Would you be willing to pay for a community association membership online if it were available as an option in the Community Services Activity & Program Guide?


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Interest in Online Community Association Membership

Yes No Maybe Not interested


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Question 24 24. If you were willing, how much time would you volunteer in your neighbourhood?


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1-2 hours per year - i.e. for a special event 1-2 hours per month - i.e. as a skate shelter supervisor 1-2 hours per week - i.e. community association executive No time/interest


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Question 29 29. What would increase your desire or willingness to walk/cycle in your neighbourhood? Note: Questions 25 – 28 are land use related questions intended to assist with a review of the Neighbourhood Planning Guidelines and Standards.


Great Neighbourhood Input Survey I do not walk or bike Shower facilities at place of employment Separate trail system

Slower traffic Fewer cars parked on street No front drives

Treed boulevards 0.00%

5.00%

10.00%

15.00%

20.00%

25.00%

30.00%

35.00%

40.00%

Wider sidewalks

Pedestrian friendly roads More amenities (parks, schools, shopping, services, employment) close to home Helping the environment

Good lighting

Designated bike lanes

Access to bicycle, and child carrier 0.00%

10.00% 20.00%

30.00%

40.00% 50.00%

60.00%


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Question 30 30. Additional general comments received.


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