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Maquoketa Middle and High School

School Location: 200 East Locust Street Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

Present Conditions Number of students: 990

Student Surveys

Student surveys were administered to 6th through 12th graders, at Maquoketa Middle and High School, during the month of November in 2009. During class, students were asked to fill out the survey form about their transportation to school. The survey asked students about the safety of their route to school and what they viewed as impediments to walking or biking to school.

Travel Mode to School 803 students responded to the survey, and this constitutes 81% of the student body. Students responding to the survey travel to school by a family vehicle (53.93%) or by a school bus (22.60%).

Travel Time to School 55.93% of students responding to the survey stated that they spend less than 10 minutes traveling to school.

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Travel Distance to School Only 23.97% of students responding to the survey travel less than 1/2 mile to school, while 36.95% travel 2 miles or more to attend school.

Incentives/Programs

Environmental Factors Impacting Walking/Biking

The top student suggestions for increasing walking and biking were: 1. Shorter distance 2. Reward/gift 3. Money 4. Recreational activities The streets and intersections cited most often by students as being unsafe included: 1. Highway 64 2. Summit Street and Main Street 3. South 4th Street 4. Platt Street 5. Vermont Street 6. Olive Street 7. 233rd Avenue 8. South 5th Street

The most common changes that would encourage more students to walk or bike to school included more crossing guards, a reduced traffic speed, less violence, and making driving less convenient. The major issues brought up by students were weather, distance, and school activities.

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Maquoketa Middle and High School  

Summary of survey data and public input regarding safe routes to school for Maquoketa Middle and High School

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