By Susan Long
The Atlanta Regional Commission and partner agencies - MARTA, the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, Perimeter Business Alliance and the Perimeter Transportation and Sustainability Coalition - are undertaking a series of travel surveys in the Perimeter Business District to gain a better understanding of the transportation issues and concerns of businesses, residents, and visitors in the area.
During October, there will be five ways to participate in the travel survey:
1. Household surveys will be administered at random to residences in the area.
2. Transit surveys will be conducted by surveyors of riders waiting for the train at the Medical Center, Dunwoody, and Sandy Springs MARTA stations.
3. Establishment surveys will be conducted in the lobbies of selected office buildings and hospitals, then a link to an on-line survey will be sent to additional property managers to distribute to employees.
4. The survey will be distributed to several thousand persons in the Perimeter area who receive the PCIDs’ Perimeter Pulse e-newsletter Oct. 18.
5. Anyone living, working or visiting Perimeter is invited to visit http://www.arcsurvey.org to take the survey.
“Public participation is crucial to the success of the travel surveys and key to understanding travel behaviors and patterns in the Perimeter Center area,” said PCIDs President and CEO Yvonne Williams. “The surveys will help us determine routes for a proposed circulator around the Perimeter Center area.”
Participants who fully complete the survey will be eligible to win one of several $100 gift cards that will be randomly selected from the completed surveys.
In addition to the travel survey, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody is conducting a survey of visitors at Dunwoody’s five hotels, Perimeter Mall and a number of restaurants.
“We want to gain insight into who our visitors are, the things they are interested in doing and their economic impact on Perimeter,” said CVB of Dunwoody Executive Director Katie Bishop.