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The project logo Atlantic Ave. Off-Season Parking Trial

The project logo Atlantic Ave. Off-Season Parking Trial

The City of Virginia Beach is exploring ways to help increase visitation to the oceanfront area during the off season. One of the ideas being considered is to offer free parking in targeted locations. A six-week trial program was implemented offering free, two-hour parking along the southbound side of Atlantic Avenue on most blocks between 6th and 25th streets from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The parking trial will be available until March 31, 2018, and feedback will be used to evaluate its feasibility and to identify areas of this offering that could be improved upon if we continue to test it. 

This survey will be open for input through April 4, 2018.

Were you aware of the free parking trial at the oceanfront?
Yes
52%
No
48%
Closed to responses | 357 Responses
If yes, how did you find out about it?
Social Media post from City of Virginia Beach
25%
Signs on Atlantic Ave.
22%
Other (indicate below)
16%
Word of mouth
12%
Newspaper article
11%
Post on social media from a friend or other source
9%
Television news
3%
Closed to responses | 249 Responses
If you first became aware of the parking on Atlantic Ave. by seeing it, were you…
Riding in a vehicle
46%
Other (indicate below)
30%
Riding a bicycle
15%
Walking/running by
9%
Closed to responses | 140 Responses
Have you used the Atlantic Ave. parking?
No
72%
Yes
28%
Closed to responses | 286 Responses
If yes, what was your destination?
Restaurant
60%
The beach
24%
Other (indicate below)
8%
Retail store
7%
Office
0%
Closed to responses | 95 Responses
If you had to adjust your biking route because of the parking trial, how did you adjust it?
Rode in the travel lane of Atlantic Ave.
52%
Rode on the boardwalk bike path
28%
Left the oceanfront area and rode elsewhere
17%
Rode at another place within the oceanfront area
2%
Closed to responses | 88 Responses
Do you think free parking on Atlantic Ave. during the off season is a good idea?
Love it
63%
Please no
13%
Eh ...
10%
Like it
10%
Not so much
4%
Closed to responses | 283 Responses
What components of the parking trial should be changed?
Should be more publicized in advance
57%
Should not displace the bike lane
21%
Type of signage and barriers used
18%
Not needed - free parking at the oceanfront is not an issue in the off season
14%
Should not be offered at all
11%
Time of day/ different hours
9%
Closed to responses | 165 Responses
Your age:
41 - 55
31%
26 - 40
31%
56 - 65
20%
66 and up
14%
18 - 25
4%
Closed to responses | 277 Responses
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