Columbia city survey reveals concern regarding street conditions

4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Friday, February 06 2015 Feb 6, 2015 Friday, February 06, 2015 6:13:00 PM CST February 06, 2015 in News
By: Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Columbia residents have spoken, and they are still not happy with the city's street conditions.

Each year, Columbia sends out a survey in order to get a pulse on what citizens say the city is doing well and what it could improve on.

This year, 35% of survey respondents said they were dissatisfied with the city's street conditions.

"I'm not surprised with the dissatisfaction with the streets," Kyle Jackson, a resident of Columbia said. "I've considered servicing my car just based on how many bumps I hit on the road."

But according to the survey, the percent of people frustrated with the condition of city streets decreased by 12% in the last year. 

"The streets seem really good to me honestly," Sam Steckle, a resident of Columbia said. "I've been in other cities where the streets aren't as good as Columbia's, especially downtown."

Some other noticeable figures from the survey stated that the top priorities for the streets and sidewalks in Columbia were the maintenance of streets, snow removal on major streets, and snow removal on neighborhood streets.   

You can check out the DirectionFinder survey results with other findings about the City of Columbia in 2014 here.  

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