Survey Example: Inbound (Placemaking)

In spring of 2015, the Smart Chicago Collaborative and the Chicago Department of Transportation began a major initiative in placemaking, to improve public space and foster community culture and togetherness. This inbound survey was rolled out all over the city to gather public feedback for the project.

  1. I'd like to see more __ in Chicago's streets!
    1. Trees & Landscaping
    2. Seating
    3. Public Gathering Spaces
    4. Bike Amenities
    5. Wider Sidewalks
  2. Which events do you want to see more of in Chicago?
    1. Cultural event/art
      • Followup: In your own words, what type of cultural events would you most like to see?
    2. Street fests
    3. Farmer/flea markets
    4. Free community services
      • Followup: In your own words, what kind of community services are you most interested in?
  3. The #1 benefit of new improvements/events is helping...
    1. Local culture
    2. Safety
    3. Sustainability
    4. Walkability
    5. Local biz
    6. Other
      • Followup: In your own words, why do you think Chicago needs more of these improvements/activities?
  4. New improvements/events also support…
    1. Local culture
    2. Safety
    3. Sustainability
    4. Walkability
    5. Local biz
    6. Other
      • Followup: In your own words, why do you think Chicago needs more of these improvements/activities?
  5. Do you believe a well-designed street can create public open space? Reply w/ number from 1-5, where 1 = strongly disagree, and 5 = strongly agree.

  6. Almost done! How much do you participate in community activities? Reply w/ number from 1-5, where 1 = very little, and 5 = often. Examples would be great!

  7. How do you mainly get around your neighborhood?
    1. Drive
    2. Bike
    3. Walk
    4. Transit
    5. Other
      • Followup: In your own words, how do you get around your neighborhood?
  8. Thank you. What is your home ZIP code?

  9. Finally, what is your age range?
    1. 15-25
    2. 26-35
    3. 36-45
    4. 46-55
    5. 56-65
    6. 65+
    7. Prefer not to say

Confirmation Message: Thanks! We’ll use your input to make Chicago a better place to work and play. For more information visit www.chicagocompletestreets.org