Flagstaff Trip Diary Survey
During the week of October 1-5, 2012, the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization conducted its second Trip Diary Survey of Flagstaff-area households.
The final report of the 2012 Trip Diary Survey can be downloaded by clicking on this link.
What is a trip diary survey
A total of 3,000 randomly-selected households in the Flagstaff area, including students at Northern Arizona University, will be asked to provide information on their travel and commuting patterns for the trip survey.
Households will be invited to keep a simple log of the trips they take on a single day during the survey week. Examples of trips include walking to school, driving to work, taking the bus, or biking for recreation. Participants are also asked to complete a household survey, which provides additional information about travel habits, as well as resident’s perceptions of transportation in Flagstaff.
Residents’ involvement is critical to the quality of information received and the success of the survey, so all households who receive a Trip Diary Survey packet in the mail are highly encouraged to complete the survey!
Purpose of the survey
The Trip Diary Survey provides detailed information about travel patterns in Flagstaff, and helps guide transportation policy and decision-making. In particular, the trip diary survey approach is the most accurate way to compare travel patterns among modes, such as private vehicles, transit, walking, and bicycling.
The 2006 survey
The 2012 Trip Diary Survey will be the second conducted in the Flagstaff area; the first was completed in 2006. The FMPO plans to repeat the survey every five years to assess changes in travel patterns over time, help identify transportation solutions, and monitor or gauge successes in transportation policies.
The final report of the 2006 Trip Diary Survey can be downloaded by clicking on this link.
For additional information
For additional information about the Trip Diary Survey, please contact:
Martin Ince, Multi Modal Transportation Planner
Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
The survey is being conducted by National Research Center, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado; a private research firm that specializes in surveys, performance measurement, and evaluation.