The municipality of Groningen is actively seeking the input of its residents and visitors to the city to shape the future of the city center through a comprehensive survey. The survey delves into various aspects, such as the quality of life in the city center, the diversity of stores and eateries, and the accessibility of parking and public transportation.
This initiative is part of the municipality’s broader endeavor to enhance the city center’s appeal for both residents and visitors. By seeking insights into what residents appreciate about the city center and areas for improvement, the municipality aims to tailor development plans accordingly.
The survey, which can be conveniently completed online, is inclusive and welcomes participation from all Groningen residents, irrespective of their age or background. The deadline for completing the survey is October 15, 2023.
The survey outcomes will be instrumental in shaping the municipality’s future blueprint for the city center. The plan’s primary focus will be to enhance the city center’s livability, sustainability, and accessibility.
The survey touches upon key inquiries such as:
- What aspects of the city center do you appreciate the most?
- What aspects of the city center do you find least appealing?
- What improvements would you like to see in the city center?
- How often do you frequent the city center?
- What are your primary motivations for visiting the city center?
- What is your typical mode of transportation to the city center?
- How satisfied are you with the availability of parking in the city center?
- How satisfied are you with the accessibility of public transportation in the city center?
The municipality of Groningen encourages active participation from all residents and visitors to the city in the hope that their input will help develop a plan that aligns with the community’s aspirations.
The respondents are eligible to win prizes. “Participating will give you a chance to win a VVV gift card worth €25,” the city promises. “To win the gift card, please share your email address at the end so we can contact the winners.”
The municipality says the research reflects its commitment to creating a city center that is more livable, sustainable, and accessible. If you are interested in participating in the survey, please click here.