Last month's edition of the KCPC newsletter featured a recap of the Kane County Leaders Summit hosted in St. Charles. This month we would like to share some of the survey results that emerged from the polling activity conducted during the workshop. The questions touched on an assortment of issues covering areas of policy including health, transportation and development.
Below is a sampling of several polling questions with the audience poll results. About 130 attendees actively participated in the survey.
One barrier I see in Kane County towards improving health is...
A. People are unsure how reimbursement works or what services are available
B. Not enough parks and recreational facilities
C. Limited access to healthy foods
D. Not enough services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations
E. The large amount of information available through the internet and media provides conflicting messages and is overwhelming
F. Employers do not provide enough opportunities for employees to improve health
G. There are a limited number of healthcare professionals in my area
H. Unsure of the health barriers in my community
What is the best approach for promoting health in Kane County?
A. Enhance access to places for physical activity combined with informal outreach activities
B. Community campaigns and partnerships towards health initiatives
C. Enhanced school based physical education
D. Community design and land use policies
E. Worksite wellness initiatives
F. Social support through community groups
G. Finding opportunities to connect education system to employment opportunities
H. Formalizing partnerships to pool resources towards a common goal
I. Increasing access to healthy food options through initiatives like farmers markets and community gardens
What are the top transportation challenges that residents and businesses in Kane County face?
A. Poor pavement condition of interstate roads/ bridges
B. Poor pavement condition of local roads/ bridges
C. Safety of facilities
D. Poor connections between modes of transportation
E. Lack of access to multiple modes of transportation
F. Unreliable travel times
Which system benefit goals should IDOT consider as it makes investments to modernize and expand the transportation network?
B. System Condition
C. Congestion/ Travel Time Reliability
D. Freight Delivery
E. Transportation Options/ Connectivity Between Modes
F. Life Cycle Costs ($ needed to operate/ maintain a facility over its useful life)
Is your organization actively planning for an increasing population and a changing demographic profile in Kane County?
A. Yes - we are planning for changes
B. Somewhat - we still have some work to doC.
Not that I am aware of
What topics / issues do you think are most important for the Kane County Planning Cooperative to address?
A. Planning for the next wave of development
B. Resources/collaboration for funding and technical assistance
C. Cross-jurisdictional planning and projects
D. Increasing local food production and availability
E. Coordinated planning for transit friendly and walkable developments
F. Green infrastructure planning and implementation
To share your comments on the results of the Leaders Summit polling activity, please contact Matt Tansley with the Kane County Development Department. Also, copies of the survey report will be made available upon request.