About the survey

There are a total of 10 questions in this survey; ideally participants would respond to all of them. Most questions allow you to see how other people have answered as soon as you make a selection. Some questions that have multiple answers require you to click "view responses" in order to see the tally of responses. You can also share your thoughts and ideas; comments made by people taking the survey are available following the question. If there are questions that Skagit County can address, you will see responses from either Bronlea Mishler or Rachel Rowe. At the very end of the survey (after you've scrolled all the way down to the bottom of the page), you will be able to submit responses for the entire survey. 

Note: if you have already taken the survey, your device will remember this and each time you open the survey, your results will come up. This allows you to continue commenting and chatting while remaining anonymous (in other words, you don't have to create a user account).

Thank you for participating.

Ridership information

Skagit County wants to learn more about our riders and how you use the ferry.

Question title

* Where do you live?

Guemes Island (full-time)
52%
Guemes Island (seasonal/part-time)
21%
Outside Skagit County
14%
Anacortes
8%
Mount Vernon
3%
Skagit County/Other
2%
Burlington
0%
Sedro-Woolley
0%
Closed to responses | 328 Responses

Question title

What is your age?

65+
42%
55-64
32%
35-44
11%
45-54
10%
25-34
4%
20-24
2%
19 and Under
0%
Closed to responses | 320 Responses

Question title

How do you primarily use the ferry?

Most of the time I am in a vehicle
67%
Most of the time I walk on
24%
I don't ride the ferry very often
5%
Most of the time I ride my bicycle
4%
Most of the time I ride my motorcycle
0%
Closed to responses | 319 Responses

Question title

What are the primary reasons you use the ferry?
(Select all that apply.)

Running errands (groceries, banking, etc.)
58%
Leisure/recreation activities
55%
Appointments (doctor visits, meetings, etc.)
36%
Commute to work/school/volunteer
21%
For business (service provider/contractor)
9%
Closed to responses | 273 Responses

Question title

During a typical week, how many round-trips do you take on the ferry?

4 trips or less
78%
5-10 trips
20%
11-15 trips
2%
More than 15 trips
0%
Closed to responses | 300 Responses

Question title

How many times per week do lengthy ferry lines and/or wait times cause you to cancel or postpone a trip?

never
57%
less than 2 times per week
39%
3-5 times per week
4%
more than 6 times per week
0%
Closed to responses | 298 Responses

New vessel ideas

These questions are designed to help us understand what you'd like to see in a new ferry.

Question title

What do you think is the most important thing Skagit County should consider when designing a new ferry?

Reliability
60%
Cost/affordability
15%
Environmentally friendly
14%
More capacity for vehicles & motorcycles
9%
More capacity for walk-ons & bicycles
1%
Quietness
1%
Closed to responses | 296 Responses

Question title

I support an all-electric vessel to replace the current ferry.

Strongly agree
45%
Agree
26%
Neutral
21%
Strongly disagree
5%
Disagree
3%
Closed to responses | 297 Responses

New ferry service improvements

A new ferry means opportunities to improve our level of service. These questions help us get a better understanding of the current ferry service, and what improvements we should prioritize in the future.

Question title

In order of priority, what system improvements should Skagit County focus on? (Click to rank OR drag to rearrange your answers.)

Closed to responses | 187 Responses

Question title

A new vessel (of any type) OR improvements to ferry service could raise fares. I would support higher fares if:
(Select all that apply.)

The vessel is all-electric
51%
There are fewer service disruptions
50%
There are more trips per day
39%
The wait times are shorter
30%
There are electronic ticketing options
24%
Other (please let us know in the comments)
9%
Closed to responses | 216 Responses