The 2021 Lorain County Transportation Survey is open and accepting responses through Friday, September 10th, 2021. All who live, work, or spend time in Lorain County are invited to participate and share their transportation needs.
The survey is being conducted by Lorain County Mobility Management (LCMM), an impact initiative of United Way of Greater Lorain County in partnership with MOVE Lorain County.
Survey responses will become part of the updated Coordinated Transportation Plan, which helps inform the Lorain County Transportation Advisory Committee and MOVE Lorain County on transportation needs and develop solutions which enhance access to medical appointments, pharmacy and grocery stores, and the workplace. Modes of transportation evaluated within the survey include but are not limited to biking, walking, ridesharing, and public transit.
“The goal of LCMM is to provide information on transportation options and to close the gap on unmet transportation needs in Lorain County,” said Sharon Pearson, Lorain County mobility manager at United Way of Greater Lorain County. “Past transportation survey results have provided valuable insight which have resulted in pilot projects that assist all who want or need transportation, with a focus on assisting older adults, persons with disabilities, low-income, and the workforce.”
With funding from the Nord Family Foundation, LCMM recently partnered with LifeCare Ambulance Services, Inc. and Lorain County Public Health to respond to the transportation barrier to vaccination clinics. LifeCare began a curb-to-curb, wheelchair accessible transportation service to and from the vaccination clinics at no cost to clients.
“We can only fix problems of which we are aware”, said Joe Spriestersbach, director of communications at LifeCare Ambulance Services, Inc. and member of the MOVE board of directors. “The survey gives focus to the issues facing the population of the county on a daily basis and helps us develop programs that will strengthen us and be beneficial to the community.”
The 2021 Lorain County Transportation Survey is available online at uwloraincounty.org/transportationsurvey or by texting ‘TRANSPORTLC’ to 41444. For a paper survey, contact Sharon Pearson via email at email@example.com or phone at (440) 707-6477.