Skagit Travel Survey

In 2021, SCOG conducted a survey of Skagit County households to better understand travel behaviors and use the results for regional transportation planning activities. Over 600 households and 1,300 Skagitonians participated in the survey, which was called the “Skagit Travel Survey”. Data was collected using smart phones, personal computers and a call center.

 

The survey had been planned to begin in spring 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting atypical travel patterns. When the survey was conducted, in fall 2021, several questions were included to gauge changes in travel due to remote working arrangements and home delivery of goods and services. Other survey questions asked participants to grade roadways in Skagit County and prioritize how transportation dollars are spent.

 

The final report for the Skagit Travel Survey can be accessed by clicking on the image below.

As a supplement to the Skagit Travel Survey, additional data was collected and analyzed on persons and vehicles traveling through Skagit County. The data from this supplement are particularly useful in travel demand modeling and forecasting, and were collected using location based services, such as cell phones and vehicle navigation systems.

 

For this supplement, study area zones were established in King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Travel between these zones was assessed, including trips to and from all Skagit County zones. And data was compared with Skagit Travel Survey data from Skagit County households to evaluate travel patterns between the two datasets.

 

The technical report for the Skagit Travel Survey supplement can be accessed by clicking on the image below.

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