We asked, you answered

Earlier this month we asked for your feedback on a couple ideas we’ve started kicking around, related to the holidays. We did an online survey (full disclosure: It’s not statistically valid, but that’s OK because it’s still great input) and 375 of you responded. Thanks!

Take a hike?

The first question was the notion of walking the Rock’N Lights Holiday Light Tour at Old Settlers Park. Currently, everyone has to drive through. Specifically, we asked: Would you like to enjoy the Rock’N Lights tour on foot next year? Your answers:

  • Absolutely — 69 percent
  • Maybe — 24 percent
  • Meh — 3 percent
  • No way — 4 percent

Then we asked an open-ended question asking for suggestions to making Rock’N Lights even better next year. We got 112 responses — wowsa! They ranged from multiple nights to walk the tour to adding food trucks to requiring drivers to turn off their headlights and more. You can read them all here.

Trash talk

The second survey question was about recycling over the holidays. Specifically, folks wondered if we should have recycling pickup both weeks for all residential customers, instead of the usual every other week pickup.

Here’s how we asked the question: How big of a problem was it for you not being able to have recycle pickup both weeks during the holiday? Your responses:

  • My green bin was beyond full — 56 percent
  • Kind of a problem — 22 percent
  • No problem at all — 22 percent

We’ve forwarded the survey results to the powers that be. No promises that changes are coming, but your input is valuable to the decision-making process.