MetroQuest is optimized to give decision makers the confidence they need to make critical public investment decisions. That means both quantity and quality – engaging thousands of people from a broad demographic and collecting quantifiable, trustworthy input to better support urban and transportation planning decisions.
The kind of feedback that I’ve gotten from my City Council members, for example for Tampa, is that they felt like this was a really robust survey. They feel a lot more comfortable going the direction that we’re proposing to go.
We’re able to go to decision makers and show them ‘we got this much input, and these were the findings.’ This gives them more confidence to tell us that they’re ready to move forward. They feel that what they’ve heard from the public is reliable.
"Legitimized the process"
Using MetroQuest really was a big deal and very important. When we pointed to the results in MetroQuest and explained that we had 20,000 data points, it legitimized the process in the elected officials’ eyes and also legitimized the project as a whole.
It’s hard to turn discussions at public meetings into actionable feedback for your plans. MetroQuest collects quantifiable results to inform better decisions and get plans approved.
General public sentiment about a project is interesting. Taking it further … getting very specific input on preferences and priorities can support better planning decisions.
It can take a lot of time and effort to draw conclusions from pages of online forum discussions. Public answers to quantitative questions instantly turn to real-time data.
While word clouds are nice, colorful charts and graphs make it easy for decisions makers to instantly zone in on public priorities. Dashboards deliver interactive access to results.
The quality of the final data is critical to the success of public engagement initiatives. MetroQuest results are optimized to deliver confidence in making the right civic investments.
Feeling discouraged by declining participation at public meetings, planners are going online, only to become overwhelmed. Reams of public discourse in online forums are hard to summarize, while likes and comments in social media are hardly defensible. If it’s challenging to make sense of, or interpret, the results, how can they support your plans? MetroQuest online surveys deliver thousands of data points summarized in colorful dashboards.
MetroQuest surveys deliver thousands of actionable data points to better support decision makers and win over elected officials for your planning projects.
“Thousands of data points have just become a customary result when working with MetroQuest on our projects. That increased volume of participation increases confidence in the results, and makes our planning process go that much more smoothly. It’s adding value to the communities that we’re working with.”
– Stephen Stansbery, Vice President, Kimley-Horn and Associates
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