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  Results Summary     Saturday, November 20, 2004  
 
 
Thanks to all who participated in the Great Allegheny Passage Survey. The Allegheny Trail Alliance appreciates your taking the time and the results are very good observations, suggestions, and feedback.

Suzie McMahon of Alexandria VA won the red vest with embroidered GAP logo. Congratulations, Suzie!
 

1. How did you hear about the Great Allegheny Passage? Please check all that apply.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 word of mouth
50.6%129
 brochure
23.5%60
 news article
26.3%67
 web search
31.8%81
 group ride
6.7%17
  Other (please specify)
21.2%54
Total Respondents  255
(filtered out)  0
(skipped this question)  2
2. Approximately how many visits have you made to the Great Allegheny Passage in the last 12 months?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  None
14.1%36
  1 to 10
54.9%140
  11 to 20
12.9%33
  More than 20
18%46
Total Respondents  255
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  1
3. What was your overall impression of the Great Allegheny Passage?
 Total Respondents  
220
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  36
4. If you have visited the Great Allegheny Passage in the last year, what activities have you engaged in? Please check all that apply.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 bicycling
95.9%211
 hiking
25.5%56
 jogging
4.5%10
 fishing
5.5%12
 birdwatching
7.3%16
 Other (please specify)
15.5%34
Total Respondents  220
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  35
5. If you have visited the trail in the past year, what has been the length of your visits? Please check all that apply.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Half day or less
49.5%108
 Day
56%122
 Overnight
19.7%43
 Multiple ovenights
14.7%32
 Through trip (100 open miles)
10.6%23
 Pittsburgh to DC
10.1%22
Total Respondents  218
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  37
7. Have you seen the official Great Allegheny Passage website, atatrail.org?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 yes
87.6%220
 no
12.7%32
Total Respondents  251
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  4
8. If so, on a scale of 1 to 5, how helpful did you find it? 5 being most helpful
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
0.5%1
 2
2.7%6
 3
17.6%39
 4
47.7%106
 5
32.4%72
Total Respondents  222
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  33
9. Have you seen the Great Allegheny Passage Trail Map and Guide 2004?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 yes
57.8%145
 no
42.6%107
Total Respondents  251
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  4
10. If yes, on a scale of 1 to 5 how helpful did you find it? 5 being most belpful.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
0.7%1
 2
1.4%2
 3
10.3%15
 4
41.8%61
 5
46.6%68
Total Respondents  146
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  110
12. Have you read the Allegheny Trail Alliance Trail News?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Yes
55.4%139
 No
45%113
Total Respondents  251
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  4
13. If yes, how helpful did you find it?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
2.2%3
 2
4.3%6
 3
20.3%28
 4
49.3%68
 5
24.6%34
Total Respondents  138
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  117
15. If you camp, which type of campground is your preference?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Primitive campground
21.9%35
 Basic campground with running water and toilets
74.4%119
 Full service campground
20%32
Total Respondents  160
(filtered out)  0
(skipped this question)  97
16. More signage from major roads to the trail
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
8.4%20
 2
10.1%24
 3
29.1%69
 4
20.7%49
 5
32.5%77
Total Respondents  237
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  19
17. More signage on the trail indicating mileage to next trailhead
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
4.6%11
 2
9.3%22
 3
24.5%58
 4
30%71
 5
32.1%76
Total Respondents  237
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  18
18. More signage on the trail indicating mileage to Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
14.5%34
 2
17.4%41
 3
29.4%69
 4
21.3%50
 5
18.7%44
Total Respondents  235
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  20
19. Interpretive signage explaining history, geology, etc.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
4.2%10
 2
11.3%27
 3
24.7%59
 4
27.6%66
 5
33.1%79
Total Respondents  239
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  16
20. More permanent restroom facilities
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
3.3%8
 2
10%24
 3
22.4%54
 4
30.7%74
 5
34%82
Total Respondents  241
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  14
21. More bicycle rentals
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
43.4%99
 2
24.6%56
 3
23.7%54
 4
6.6%15
 5
2.6%6
Total Respondents  228
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  28
22. Trip packages that would provide some support, for example, a three day package with two nights at Bed & Breakfasts, packed lunches, and luggage shuttled between.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
18%43
 2
13.4%32
 3
24.3%58
 4
22.6%54
 5
22.2%53
Total Respondents  239
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  16
23. Inexpensive accommodations, such as hostels, with shared bathrooms
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
20.8%50
 2
14.6%35
 3
24.2%58
 4
19.2%46
 5
22.1%53
Total Respondents  240
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  15
24. More campgrounds
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
21.1%49
 2
10.8%25
 3
26.3%61
 4
18.1%42
 5
24.6%57
Total Respondents  232
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  23
25. More group rides
 Response PercentResponse Total
 1
31.4%71
 2
19%43
 3
26.1%59
 4
15%34
 5
8.8%20
Total Respondents  226
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  29
26. Additonal comments such as what you would like to see on the trail or other ways to improve the trail experience.
 Total Respondents  
94
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  162
27. Do you belong to a trail organization that supports the Great Allegheny Passage?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Yes
30.3%74
 No
70.5%172
Total Respondents  244
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  11
28. Would you like to volunteer?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 yes
31.4%70
 no
69.5%155
Total Respondents  223
(filtered out)  2
(skipped this question)  32
29. If you would like to volunteer, what activities would interest you. Check all that apply.
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Trail building
37.6%32
 Trail maintenance
37.6%32
 Trail monitoring
28.2%24
 Events
35.3%30
 Publicity
16.5%14
  Other (please specify)
37.6%32
Total Respondents  85
(filtered out)  1
(skipped this question)  171
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