In 2006, the Winston-Salem Department of Transportation (WSDOT) began the process of evaluating the transportation needs for the citizens of the City of Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. As a way to help with the process, a survey was utilized to collect data. The target areas of: The City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, King (Stokes County), Bermuda Run (Davie County), and Northern Davidson County were selected to be the direct focus groups.
The purpose of this survey was to give citizens an opportunity to share their thoughts about our transportation services and to encourage more citizen participation in the transportation planning and development process. Example questions: How do you travel everyday? What do you like and dislike? What needs to be improved? What can the WSDOT do to help you travel better?
The survey was distributed via mail, web page, and targeted on-site venues. A sample of the entire Winston-Salem Urban Area was selected to receive the survey in the mail. The survey was advertised in local publications and staff was interviewed by a local news station. The Adaptables, a not-for-profit group headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, mailed over 4000 surveys to persons with disabilities.
The survey was conducted between June and August of 2006. The survey was mailed to 8000 residents and placed on the City of Winston-Salem website.