Jarrett Walker shares the results of the poll, which was conducted by DHM Research for the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Among Walker’s observations of the poll results:
“Frequent bus service (slashed in 2009 with major ridership losses resulting) is the top transit service priority, closely followed by more (probably more frequent*) light rail service.”
Moreover, although Portland is often held up as the model of economic development via streetcar, many Portlanders are less than enamored with that mode of transportation: “Less than 40% of Portlanders would assign any priority to expanding the streetcar system further, and only 9% call it a top priority.”
The top two responses of the survey? “Safe pedestrian crossings” and “safety around schools.”