Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is embarking on a public participation outreach effort. The goal of the effort will be to generate public awareness of the RPC's functions, projects, and programs, and provide residents the opportunity to offer input in the planning process that guides the development and refinement of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

You are invited to participate in a confidential survey regarding the current transportation services and planning for the future. Citizen participation is very important to this process, and we look forward to engaging the public to ensure that the Metropolitan Transportation Plan is effectively and thoughtfully developed and implemented.  

Thank you for your participation.


Livable Communities 

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
1. When thinking about how transportation affects the quality of life in your community, which of the following are most desirable to you? Choose up to three (3) options.
High-quality public transportation options (buses, streetcars, ferries, etc.)
Being able to walk from place to place
Being able to bike from place to place
Being able to easily access things by car (little traffic congestion, ample parking, etc.)
Having necessities such as jobs, schools, and healthcare easily accessible from my home
Having amenities such as parks, shopping, and restaurants easily accessible from home
Ensuring all people in the community can access jobs, education, and other economic opportunities
Select Your Responses
You're kidding, right? All of these are important.
12 days ago Reply 3 Agree
I used to wish that some rich country would give us billions to provide free public transit. It would mean kids could get to and from school on time, people could get to work with the least amount of time lost. Why can't we have GREAT public transit? I know, no body is going to give it to us.
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
walking and public transportation are the most important things to me
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Better walking comes with private development. It is what it is and unless you guys want to catalyze my neighborhood with fundamental infrastructure.
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree
I would love to see more landscaping along the interstate.
27 days ago Reply 0 Agree

Environmental Priorities

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
2. What do you consider to be the most important environmental issues in our region? Choose up to three (3) options.
Having clean air
Clean water in rivers, lakes, bayous, etc.
Climate change
Protecting homes and businesses from flooding
Protecting wildlife
Protecting open spaces (wetlands, forests, etc.)
Select Your Responses
all of these things are critical to the survival of the planet
12 days ago Reply 1 Agree
Unless someone knows of another livable planet, we'd better start paying attention to recycling everything, provided emission-reduced transit, making Cancer Alley pay emission taxes to the La. citizens who think having a job is more important than good health.
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Climate change is a very broad subject matter that includes all other choices you have mentioned.
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree

Bike & Ped Activity

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
3. Which of the following would make you want to bike more often to get places, or would make your regular biking experiences better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Having more places to go within biking distance of my house
More dedicated bike lanes on streets
More bike trails that are completely separate from streets
Having safe places to store or lock a bike
Better information about safe bicycling routes
Being able to cross streets more safely
More drivers obeying laws related to people on bikes
I cannot or do not want to bike more often
Select Your Responses
Bike riders, as well as other vehicle drivers need to obey the law. There are bikers riding against traffic and on sidewalks.
12 days ago Reply 1 Agree
Having bicyclists obey traffic laws.
19 days ago Reply 1 Agree
Just streets without potholes would get me to bike more. I like to bike but are streets are too damaged.
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Laws for bicyclyes enforced. Make having a helmet and lights on bikes manadatory.
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
In terms of terrain, this is a perfect biking city. The biggest threat to safe biking is the condition of the streets! A biker has to keep eyes down to avoid potholes!! We've made progress - major streets are being resurfaced, now the side streets....
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
dedicated bike lanes are ok but very tough to add to our narrow streets
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
4. Which of the following would make you want to walk more often to get places, or would make your regular walking experience better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Having more places to go within walking distance of my house
Having more sidewalks
Sidewalks in better conditions / more sidewalks designed for people with disabilities
Being able to cross streets more safely
More drivers obeying laws related to people walking
I cannot or do not want to walk more often
Select Your Responses
I would also like better lighting along walking paths.
27 days ago Reply 1 Agree
Another thing- y'all need to strengthen the training on rules of the road regarding vehicles being required to yield to pedestrians at intersections. Many times, I have noticed drivers failing to yield to pedestrians at an intersection, whether signalized or not.
10 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Better lighting along sidewalks and walking paths
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Better lighting in general
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree

Driving

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
5. If you drive a car, what would make your driving experience better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Less traffic congestion on interstates and freeways
Less traffic congestion on local streets
Better access to information when planning my trips that helps me avoid congestion or roadway incidents
Roads in better condition, such as fewer potholes or clearer striping
Easier parking or more parking options
More people driving that obey the laws of the road
More people bicycling and/or walking that obey the laws of the road
I do not drive a car
Select Your Responses
the direction we should be heading is to have fewer cars and better public transportation
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree
There is NO congestion in New Orleans, with the exception of the bridge - eve that is not bad. Congestion is Atlanta, Houston, Nashville - basically all those places with diversified economies. Congestion here is a blip on the screen where "rush hour" is truly only an hour long.
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree

Public Transit

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
6. Which of the following would make you more likely to use public transportation, or would make your regular public transportation experiences better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Buses or streetcars that reliably run on schedule
Buses or streetcars that run more frequently
Transit stops that are closer to my house and/or my destination
Public transportation that is available earlier in the morning or later at night
Better connectivity to neighboring parishes (lower transfer fares, schedule coordination, regional routes)
Lower or free fares
I have no interest in using public transportation.
Select Your Responses
I rode public transportation to and from work every day for 15 years until I became a single parent when my husband died - at that point I couldn't risk the bus being late or the streetcar breaking down when I had to pick my child up from aftercare
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Rapid Transit would be nice.
12 days ago Reply 0 Agree
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
7. Which of the following would make you more likely to use public transportation, or would make your regular public transportation experiences better? Choose up to three (3) options.
Real time vehicle tracking and arrival times at bus stops and/or on my phone
Transit stops that are cleaner and more comfortable, with more passenger amenities.
Higher parking fees at my destination
Higher gas prices (at least $1 more per gallon)
A greater sense of safety and security on transit vehicles or at transit stops
Better information about how transit works in my community (routes, transfers, stops, schedules, etc.)
I have no interest in using public transportation
Select Your Responses

Overall Priorities

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
8. Please rank the following issues in order of importance (most important to least important).
Top Priority: improved public transport. 2. Improve and maintain existing streets especially the side streets. DO NOT BUILD MORE ROADS, that will only encourage more cars and therefore more emission and therefore a less livable planet!
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree

Tell Us How You Get Around

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
9. How often do use a car?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
10. How often do use a Bus or Streetcar?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
11. How often do use a ferry?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
12. How often do you carpool/vanpool?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
13. How often do you use a bicycle?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
14. How often do you use ride hailing (taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.)?
At least once a day
At least once a week
At least once a month
At least once a year
Never
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
15. Do you have any additional comments about how we can improve the transportation network in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area?
Extend N Rampart / St Claude Streetcar Line to St. Bernard Parish Line. Shift emphasis from vehicle moving to people moving. Limit vehicular traffic in the FQ to residents, hotel guests parking on-site, scheduled deliveries & garbage pick-up, and shuttle all others from remote parking sites.
12 days ago Reply 1 Agree
Fix the roads....!!!!
7 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Increase enforcement of traffic laws regarding vehicles being required to yield to pedestrians at ALL intersections statewide. Also, RTA and JeT need to re-implement the Inter-Parish transfer ticket that was in place before Katrina, Bus fares are too damn expensive when having to pay separate fares to each system when commuting to or from work,
10 days ago Reply 0 Agree
More Uber, more Lyft, more bike paths, harsher penalties for traffic violations, enforcement of traffic laws (using a blinker, not throwing trash out your car, etc.), safer bike storage
10 days ago Reply 0 Agree
It would be nice to have some traffic enforcement of any kind, i.e.: moving traffic thru crowded intersections, ticketing individuals for aggressive driving, dealing with cyclist that ignore traffic laws. Since there is essential no enforcement, there is no deterrent. The honor system isn't working. Also, the metered onramps on the Pontchartrain Expressway at the CBD may have helped congestion on the Expressway, however, it has increased congestion at ground level leading to blocked intersections and driver frustration. This occurs at times when there is no real need to have the ramp meters on. Did DOTD solve one problem only to create several others! Has anyone checked ground level numbers to see the impact. Please revisit!!
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Fix the streets
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Fix the existing streets! Ticket for people who don't respect cross walks
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree
Thanks for doing this. Will you use the information?
11 days ago Reply 0 Agree

Tell Us About Yourself

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
In which Parish do you live?
Jefferson
Orleans
Plaquemines
St. Bernard
St. Charles
St. John the Baptist
St. Tammany
Tangipahoa
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
What is your zip code?
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
What is your household's annual income?
Under $23,000
$23,000 - $33,000
$33,001 - $50,000
$50,001 - $75,000
Over $75,000
Decline to answer
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
What is your race?
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic
White
Other
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New Orleans Regional Planning Commission Poll:
How old are you?
Younger than 18
18-35
36-64
65 or older
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