The City of Cockburn is surveying its community, but not via a traditional survey that is for sure. Instead the City of Cockburn has adopted an interesting and innovative way to seek feedback from the community about congestion, road safety, parking, walking, cycling and public transport.
The City of Cockburn is using an interactive map, what they refer to as an integrated transport survey which allows the community to highlight spots where they have issues transport related issues of concern. Those issues are then there for other viewers to see and to “vote” on the issue by either agree or disagreeing with it.
The survey is seeking feedback on seven transport categories: Congestion, road safety, parking, freight, public transport, cycling and walking.
To make the map easier to read a user can turn on or off the categories that are not of interest to them. If you want to just see the highlighted cycling issues clicking on the eye for the other categories removes them from view on the map, just leaving the cycling feedback.
You can zoom in on the map and see the highlighted area in street view.
You can also tweet or post to Facebook the highlighted issues and comments.
Adding a comment is a pretty straight forward process with a small associated survey which seems more about capturing traveling to work transport choices than anything else. Flagging an issue is not automatically added to the map so I am assuming a screening process takes place.
Well done to the City of Cockburn and I hope the community, particularly cyclists that ride in the City engage with this integrated survey.