Local governments want to find out how you get around on a day to day basis.
Randomly selected households in the Central Okanagan and Vernon will will be sent a letter inviting them to participate in the 2018 Okanagan Travel Survey between now and mid-December.
The survey, conducted every five years, will supply critical information to help plan improvements to roads, transit infrastructure, services, and pedestrian and cycling facilities.
Victoria-based research firm R.A. Malatest and Associates Ltd. will be conducting the survey on behalf of the municipalities of Kelowna, Vernon, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, the Regional District of Central Okanagan, Westbank First Nation and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“We urge residents who are contacted to participate because their contribution is vital to improving transportation in our community and our region,” said Rafael Villarreal, Program Administrator for the Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan.
Through a confidential online survey or by phone, participating households will be asked where they travel to on a typical day, when they go, and how they get there, as well as demographic information.
“By letting us know how you get around on a day-to-day basis, you are telling us what transportation options are important to you,” said City of Vernon Transportation Manager Amanda Watson. “The Okanagan Travel Survey provides local governments with a wealth of information that is vital for future transportation planning.”
Participants who complete the survey will be entered to win a cash prize or one of 100 gift certificates.