[Lebanon, Ind.] Back in February, Mayor Gentry requested feedback from the public regarding Lebanon Street/State Road 39. The Indiana Department of Transportation exploring the option of relinquishing the roadway to the city. If and when that happens, the city would maintain and be able to make changes to the road, including signage, and adding traffic improving measures.

Mayor Gentry’s survey questions addressed safety, overall navigation, and other motorist and pedestrian needs. Click below to view the results of the survey.

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Redesign 39: Survey Results

557 respondents

 

Redesign 39: Survey Results

557 respondents

Question 1:

  • Total Safe: 25.2%
  • Total Unsafe: 36.8%

Question 2:

 24% of respondents have been in either a major or minor accident on State Rd 39 along with a majority (51%) having a close call.

Question 3:

 

  • 77% of respondents rated the road quality of SR 39 as fair (49.5%) or poor (27.6%).

Question 4:

  • Only 8% of respondents were satisfied compared to 82% that were unsatisfied with the current traffic flow on SR 39.

Question 5:

  • 73% of respondents travel on SR 39 on a daily basis.

 Question 6:

Question 7:

  • 80% of respondents know and frequently (always, often, sometimes) use alternative routes to avoid using SR 39.

Question 8:

  • 76% of respondents encounter traffic on either a daily (34%) or weekly (42%) basis on SR 39.

Question 9:

  • Respondents overwhelmingly (77%) encounter traffic during the typical “rush hour” time from 4pm-6pm.

Question 10:

Question 11:

  • Most (55%) respondents don’t feel like speed is an issue. 28% feel some drive too fast and 17% feel some drive too slow.

Questions 12- 16:

  • “Very Unsatisfied” by road segment.
  • Downtown and Downtown to Camp have the highest levels of dissatisfaction.

Question 17:

  • 55% of respondents are unsatisfied with current pedestrian and bicycle facilities along SR 39. Only 11.9% are satisfied.

Question 18:

  • 6% of respondents rarely (38.8%) or never (44.8%) use the bicycle or pedestrian facilities along SR 39.

Question 19:

  • Only 6.5% rated the street lighting as excellent or very good. 20.6% rated it as poor.

Question 20:

  • Respondents feel like separated trails (37.8%), improved lighting (22.1%), and safer crossings (16.4%) would make them feel safer using the pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Dedicated bike lanes (7.3%) is not a preferred option.

Question 21:

  • With improved safety features a majority (61.6%) would be more likely to use pedestrian and bicycle facilities along SR 39. 10.3% would definitely not use any pedestrian and bicycle facilities despite any safety improvements.

Question 22:

  • Camp St (38.25) is perceived as the “worst” intersection in Lebanon for backups on SR 39.

 Question 23:

  • More respondents feel unsafe (42.7%) than safe (28.7%) when using the shared center turn lane north of Northfield Dr.

Question 24:

  • 3% of respondents don’t feel safe crossing two lanes of oncoming traffic when entering or exiting a location off of SR 39.

Question 25:

  • 66% of respondents frequently encounter delays or close calls when trying to join traffic flow on SR 39.

Question 26:

  • 73% of respondents find it difficult (54.0%) or very difficult (19.3%) to rejoin traffic when not at an intersection.

Question 27:

  • Respondents prioritized keeping traffic moving (39.9%), safety (27.9%), and easy access (18.4%) when considering traffic flow.

Question 28:

  • 80% of respondents were very comfortable (43.0%), comfortable (22.3%), or neutral (14.9%) when it came to using roundabouts.
  • 8% were very uncomfortable with using roundabouts.

Question 29:

  • 8% have a positive or neutral opinion of roundabouts.
  • 5% of respondents are strongly pro-roundabout.
  • 1% are strongly against roundabouts.

Question 30:

  • Among respondents there is a slight preference (+5.5%) for stoplights over roundabouts for major intersections.
  • Very few (2.7%) prefer 4-way stops.

Question 31:

  • 64% of respondents feel roundabouts are more efficient than traditional stoplights.

Question 32 and 33:

  • More respondents feel it is safer using an intersection with a traffic light (78.4%) than a roundabout (52.8%).

Question 34:

  • Respondents prioritized traffic flow (50.3%) and safety (34.2%) when considering the best option for an intersection. These are the primary benefits of roundabouts according to traffic data.

 Question 35:

  • A plurality (49.6%) of respondents see value in the city taking control over SR 39.

Question 36:

Question 37:

  • City residents were 71.6% of respondents.

Question 38:

  • 82% of respondents have lived in the Lebanon area for more than a decade.
  • 8% of respondents don’t live in the Lebanon area.

Question 39:

  • 5% of respondents work somewhere in Boone County, including Lebanon (44.0%).
  • Respondents reported a 2.3% unemployment rate and 18.5% were retired.

 

 

 

 

 

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