Final Day to Fill Out Seniors Transit Survey
Prince George, B.C. – Seniors have until 5 p.m. today to fill out a survey aimed at identifying barriers that may be preventing them from using transit in Prince George.
The review began at the beginning of February says city transit planner Josephine Macharia.
“Essentially, we want to know how seniors are getting around town because we want to do the Seniors Transit Challenge – an initiative to get them to learn what sort of transportation options are available to them in town and work through creating a travel training guide so that seniors have less of an issue navigating transit because for some of them, they might not know too much about the bus and they might want to try it. So, this is just a way to get that information out.”
So far, she says they’ve received at least 40 responses (through both their online survey and through their paper questionnaire. She hasn’t picked up any remaining surveys available at all of the Senior Activity Centres around town) plus a commitment from 15 of those people to participate in part two of the project.
Part two will include three workshops – one in March, one in April and one in May and Macharia says they are about an hour long and will inform work on the new travel training guides. She says it will also be a chance for seniors to discuss what’s been preventing them from using the bus in the past.
You can fill out the online survey by clicking here. The questionnaire can also be found in print at City Hall, the Seniors Resource Centre (721 Victoria Street) or any of the Senior Activity Centres in Prince George.
All questionnaire entries will be entered into a draw for a free monthly transit pass and a 10-visit aquatic pass.