Advance Apex: The 2045 Plan

Advance Apex is one process that will result in two plans – a long-range transportation plan and an updated future land use map. The community-driven planning process will establish a vision for the transportation system and land use in Apex, identify needs and deficiencies, guide growth and development, recommend specific projects and strategies, and create an action plan for implementation.

While viewable, this survey is now closed. 

Any questions can be directed to Shannon Cox, Senior Transportation Planner, at 919-249-3505 or [email protected]

For more information about Advance Apex and to sign-up for e-mail updates visit: http://www.apexnc.org/advanceapex

Transportation

General

Town of Apex Poll:
What is the most important transportation issue facing Apex? Check one.
Traffic congestion and delay
53%
Disconnect between land use and transportation planning
18%
Lack of adequate public transportation (bus, rail, van-pool, etc.)
8%
Lack of adequate bicycle facilities (greenways, bicycle lanes, etc.)
7%
Lack of adequate pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.)
7%
Other (specify in comment box)
3%
Safety issues (speeding, accidents, etc.)
2%
Pavement conditions/maintenance
2%
I don't know
1%
Closed to responses | 1,193 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
How should your tax dollars be spent on transportation in Apex? Drag to prioritize from most to least important, then click on your list and confirm your response.
Widen existing roads
84%
Improve intersections
78%
Construct sidewalks and crosswalks
76%
Maintain existing roads, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities
71%
Construct new roads
77%
Construct off-street trails and greenways
73%
Construct on-street bicycle lanes and/or bicycle facilities beside roadways
72%
Expand and enhance public transportation (routes, benches, shelters)
72%
Enhance existing streetscapes (landscaping, lighting, etc.)
69%
Closed to responses | 644 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What modes of transportation do you use to travel to work or school in a typical week? Check all that apply.
Drive alone
95%
Vanpool / carpool
7%
Walk
6%
Bike
4%
Bus
3%
Other (specify in comment box)
1%
Taxi
0%
Closed to responses | 764 Responses

Roads

How do you rate the following in Apex? 

Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor

Town of Apex Poll:
Traffic Safety
Good
62%
Fair
25%
Excellent
9%
Poor
4%
Closed to responses | 846 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Mobility on Major Roads
Good
51%
Fair
39%
Poor
6%
Excellent
3%
Closed to responses | 845 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Mobility on Local Roads
Good
50%
Fair
39%
Poor
7%
Excellent
4%
Closed to responses | 842 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Roadway Maintenance
Good
60%
Fair
30%
Excellent
7%
Poor
4%
Closed to responses | 841 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Attractiveness of Roads
Good
58%
Fair
33%
Poor
5%
Excellent
5%
Closed to responses | 839 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Traffic Signal Timing
Good
45%
Fair
39%
Poor
13%
Excellent
3%
Closed to responses | 837 Responses

Bicycle and Pedestrian

Town of Apex Poll:
When I walk, it's to… (check all that apply)
Exercise and recreate.
94%
Go to shops and restaurants.
27%
Protect the environment.
7%
Travel to work or school.
5%
Save money.
3%
Other (specify in comment box)
1%
Closed to responses | 750 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
When I don't walk, it's because.... (check all that apply)
There aren't enough sidewalks or greenways.
50%
There's nowhere to walk to.
33%
It doesn't feel safe.
23%
I'm not interested in walking.
18%
Existing sidewalks are in bad condition.
4%
Other (specify in comment box)
4%
Closed to responses | 709 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
When I ride a bike, it's to… (check all that apply)
Exercise and recreate.
91%
Go to shops and restaurants.
13%
Protect the environment.
6%
Other (specify in comment box)
6%
Travel to work or school.
4%
Save money.
3%
Closed to responses | 625 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
When I don't ride a bike, it's because… (check all that apply)
There aren't enough bike lanes or greenways.
43%
It doesn't feel safe.
42%
I'm not interested in riding a bike.
23%
There's nowhere to bike to.
11%
I don't have a bike.
11%
There's too much debris on the roads.
4%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Closed to responses | 672 Responses

Transit

Town of Apex Poll:
Are you aware that two GoTriangle bus routes serve Apex? Check one.
No
61%
Yes
39%
Closed to responses | 811 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Would you like to use public transportation to get between Apex and regional destinations? Check one.
Maybe
36%
No
34%
Yes
30%
Closed to responses | 821 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Would you like to use public transportation to get around Apex? Check one.
No
45%
Maybe
31%
Yes
24%
Closed to responses | 824 Responses

Land Use

Town of Apex Poll:
New residential development would be best located: (check all that apply)
On vacant or underused land in areas that are developed overall
37%
In mixed use developments with multi-story buildings
25%
In undeveloped areas
22%
At the edge of Town
15%
Near downtown
14%
Along existing highway corridors and around intersections
11%
I don't know
11%
Other (specify in comment box)
9%
Closed to responses | 650 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
New office and retail development would be best located: (check all that apply)
Along existing highway corridors and around intersections
39%
In mixed use developments with multi-story buildings
35%
Near downtown
33%
On vacant or underused land in areas that are developed overall
27%
At the edge of Town
11%
In undeveloped areas
7%
I don't know
5%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Closed to responses | 683 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
New industrial development would be best located: (check all that apply)
At the edge of Town
41%
In undeveloped areas
25%
Along existing highway corridors and around intersections
22%
On vacant or underused land in areas that are developed overall
20%
I don't know
10%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Near downtown
2%
Closed to responses | 686 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What are the biggest housing needs for Apex? Check all that apply.
Quality affordable housing
47%
Modest single-family homes
42%
Housing for seniors
27%
Large single-family homes
11%
I don't know
9%
Condominiums
5%
Other (specify in comment box)
5%
Townhomes
5%
Apartments
4%
Closed to responses | 684 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What are your preferred development patterns? Drag to prioritize from most to least important, then click on your list and confirm your response.
Separate residential and retail areas that are in relatively close proximity to one another (short drive, easy bike ride, long walk). Business locations are located such that most people would drive to work but some would bike or utilize regional transit.
88%
A mixed use walkable development with multi-story buildings (5 stories or less), places for people to live, shop, work, and play, and public spaces that give it a sense of place.
86%
Large lot residential far removed from jobs and shopping. People typically drive everywhere for work, shopping, and recreation.
76%
City living in mid-rise (15 stories or less) apartments and condominiums with nearby office buildings featuring retail establishments and restaurants on the first floor. People typically walk and utilize local transit opportunities.
72%
Closed to responses | 487 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What is the one objective you would like the revised future land use map to address? Describe.
Closed to responses

Vision and Objectives

Town of Apex Poll:
What is ONE WORD that describes your vision for Apex in 2045?
Closed to responses
Town of Apex Poll:
The main reason I choose to live in Apex is: (select one)
Small town charm
54%
Location
21%
Schools
7%
Housing costs
7%
I grew up here/have family here
6%
I do not live in Apex
2%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Jobs
1%
I don't know
0%
Closed to responses | 694 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Select the most important challenges facing Apex. Drag to prioritize from most important to least important, then click on your list and confirm your response.
Population growth
86%
Traffic congestion and safety
82%
Loss of small town charm
81%
Natural resource preservation
71%
Housing diversity (type, cost, etc.)
65%
Farmland preservation
68%
Business recruitment
64%
Community beautification
68%
Lack of transportation options (walking, biking, transit)
63%
Sewer availability
55%
I don't know
9%
Other (specify in comment box)
7%
Closed to responses | 512 Responses

Demographics

Town of Apex Poll:
Do you live and/or work in Apex? Check one.
I live in Apex.
80%
I live AND work in Apex.
16%
Neither.
3%
I work in Apex.
2%
Closed to responses | 694 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What is the zip code of your primary residence? Check one.
27502
84%
27523
7%
27539
4%
27562
3%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Closed to responses | 698 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Identify your age group. Check one.
25 to 44
50%
45 to 64
40%
65 or older
8%
18 to 24
1%
17 or younger
0%
Closed to responses | 696 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Do any children under the age of 17 live in your household? Check one.
Yes
61%
No
39%
Closed to responses | 694 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Are you or any members of your household over the age of 65? Check one.
No
89%
Yes
11%
Closed to responses | 692 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What best describes the type of building you live in? Check one.
Single family house
90%
Townhome
7%
Condominium
1%
Apartment
1%
Other (specify in comment box)
0%
Mobile home
0%
Closed to responses | 700 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Where are transportation projects needed most? Think about road projects, bicycle facilities, pedestrian facilities, and transit needs. Identify locations for improvement by drawing lines or dropping points on the map. Use the comment box that opens to describe the type of improvement needed (e.g., bicycle lane, roundabout, road widening, crosswalk, bus shelter, etc.).

Mapping - Transportation Improvements

Mapping - Place Preferences

Town of Apex Poll:
Draw a line or mark a point to show specific locations where you have ideas about land use. Show places that you like and want to see more of, or places that need improvement. Use the comment box that pops up to describe why you marked this place.