Do you walk, bike, run, skate, or scoot for exercise or transportation in Ruston, or would you like to? The University of New Orleans Transportation institute, along with the City of Ruston and local partners, is seeking public input to help us understand where, when, how, and why people are walking and bicycling in Ruston – or why not. The results of this survey will help inform City leaders and advocates about future programming and investments to help make Ruston safer, more equitable, and healthy for generations to come.
Residents of the City of Ruston and elsewhere in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to participate. Survey respondents will be entered in a raffle to win one of three $100 prizes.
“The purpose of this survey is to get in-depth insight into the impacts of Ruston’s recent investments in new infrastructure for walking and bicycling on residents’ physical activity, perceptions of safety, and priorities for future projects,” said UNO Transportation Institute’s Tara Tolford. “We have been tracking Ruston’s success at leveraging local resources to achieve a big vision, and want to understand what’s made it easier for people to walk or bike for transportation as well as exercise, and what barriers still remain.”
This study effort is being led by the University of New Orleans, in partnership with the City and local community organizations, with support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana.
Access the survey by clicking HERE.