Because Dubuque’s population is dispersed throughout a large area (as noted in the low transit access and compact neighborhood scores), people need to own more vehicles and rely upon driving them farther distances which drives up the cost of living.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- The top three concerns that respondents had regarding transportation were bicycle safety (50.6%), pedestrian safety (48.7%), and pavement conditions (43.9%).
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Attendees discussed that many of the bus stops do not have shelters or seating, which could be a barrier to those who are waiting for the bus for an extended period of time.
- Many dialogue attendees felt that Dubuque was not a bicycle- friendly community. Bicyclists do not feel safe as there are limited bike lanes around the community.