Thank you to the more than 500 downtown White River Junction residents, employees, business owners, and visitors who took our survey about parking! We’ve learned much about your transportation and parking needs in this vibrant downtown. You can see full survey results here. Our findings include:
- White River Junction has a lot going on! Of our 551 survey respondents, 60% enjoy the downtown’s restaurants, half work here, more than a third are Northern Stage patrons, and 40% go to other arts and cultural activities.
- Nearly 20% of survey respondents said they feel unsafe parking in certain areas of downtown, mainly due to poor lighting. Good news: The town plans to upgrade street lighting near the courthouse, along South Main Street, and in the lot behind the former American Legion.
- The town is investigating how to best reach residents about parking bans during snowstorms and other emergencies. Our work confirmed the vast majority (75%) would prefer a simple text message.
Didn’t take the survey but have something to say? Please e-mail us to share your opinions on how the town can manage parking and transportation options as development rapidly occurs in the historic downtown.