Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2014 County Road Commission/Road Department Data Tables

Table of Contents

    Road Condition and Maintenance

    1. Condition of state trunk lines and county primary roads within county
    2. Condition of local paved roads within county
    3. Condition of local unpaved roads within county
    4. Condition of bridges, in general, within county
    5. Condition of roads, in general, within county
    1. Impact of road conditions on county's economic development
    2. Impact of road conditions on tourism in county
    3. Impact of road conditions on agricultural sector in county
    4. Impact of road conditions on ability to respond to an emergency
    5. Impact of road conditions on citizen satisfaction with county road commission/department
  1. Change to the condition of roads and bridges in the last five years
  2. Long-term asset management or short-term repairs as current approach to road maintenance and improvement
  3. County ground up paved roads
  4. Road Funding

    1. Without a state funding increase, how problematic will it be to maintain roads
    2. Without a state funding increase, how problematic will it be to improve roads
    1. Amount of funding needed to maintain roads
    2. Amount of funding needed to improve roads
    1. Support or opposition to increasing the gas or diesel taxes
    2. Support or opposition to increasing vehicle registration fees
    3. Support or opposition to increasing fees for overweight trucks
    4. Support or opposition to increasing the sales tax
    5. Support or opposition to adding toll roads or lanes
    6. Support or opposition to introducing mileage fees
    7. Support or opposition to increasing drivers' license fees
    8. Support or opposition to increasing traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees
    9. Support or opposition to leasing road right-of-way or state property
  5. Interactions with Local Governments

    1. Agree or disagree that local governments make reasonable requests
    2. Agree or disagree that the road commission/department makes fair decisions
    3. Agree or disagree that road work done by the road commission/department is of high quality
    4. Agree or disagree that the decision-making process of the road commission/department is transparent
    5. Agree or disagree that county's matching requirements for road funding are generally fair
    6. Agree or disagree that your road commission/department has good relationships with local governments
    7. Agree or disagree that the road commission/department responds to the local government in a timely manner
    8. Agree or disagree that local governments respond to the road commission/department in a timely manner
    9. Agree or disagree that the respondent is satisfied with the performance of the road commission/department
    10. Agree or disagree that local officials are satisfied with the performance of the road commission/department
  6. Complete Streets

  7. Respondent's familiarity with Complete Streets
  8. County's approach to Complete Streets policies
    1. Impact of Complete Streets on quality of life
    2. Impact of Complete Streets on cost-effectiveness of road spending
    3. Impact of Complete Streets on economic development
    4. Impact of Complete Streets on traffic congestion
    5. Impact of Complete Streets on pedestrian or cyclist safety
    6. Impact of Complete Streets on relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation
  9. Support or opposition to Complete Streets by the respondent personally



Q2a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We know there are regular assessments of many public roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of state trunk lines and county primary roads? Good 13%
Fair 74%
Poor 13%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q2b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We know there are regular assessments of many public roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of local paved roads? Good 1%
Fair 41%
Poor 58%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q2c.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We know there are regular assessments of many public roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of local unpaved roads? Good 7%
Fair 53%
Poor 40%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q2d.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We know there are regular assessments of many public roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? Good 21%
Fair 69%
Poor 10%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q2e.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We know there are regular assessments of many public roads using formal scoring methods, however we are interested in your personal evaluation of the overall condition of roads and bridges within your county's geographic boundaries. In your opinion, how would you rate the overall current condition within your county of roads, in general, within your geographic boundaries? Good 3%
Fair 68%
Poor 30%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q3a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Thinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your county overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on your county's economic development? No Impact 0%
Very Positive Impact 1%
Somewhat Positive Impact 15%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 32%
Somewhat Negative Impact 43%
Very Negative Impact 7%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q3b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Thinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your county overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on tourism in your county? No Impact 3%
Very Positive Impact 7%
Somewhat Positive Impact 13%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 24%
Somewhat Negative Impact 43%
Very Negative Impact 8%
Not Applicable 1%
Don't Know 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q3c.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Thinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your county overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the agricultural sector in your county? No Impact 9%
Very Positive Impact 6%
Somewhat Positive Impact 11%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 30%
Somewhat Negative Impact 30%
Very Negative Impact 10%
Not Applicable 1%
Don't Know 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q3d.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Thinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your county overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the ability of public safety personnel to respond to an emergency in your county? No Impact 3%
Very Positive Impact 9%
Somewhat Positive Impact 12%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 37%
Somewhat Negative Impact 30%
Very Negative Impact 9%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q3e.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Thinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your county overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on citizen satisfaction with your county's road commission/road department? No Impact 0%
Very Positive Impact 7%
Somewhat Positive Impact 16%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 38%
Somewhat Negative Impact 24%
Very Negative Impact 15%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q4.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Once again, thinking about the condition of roads and bridges in your county overall, to what degree would you say their condition has changed over the past five years, if at all? Please indicate whether—in your opinion—the overall condition of road and bridges in your geographic boundaries, in general, has improved, deteriorated, or not changed significantly over the past five years. Significantly Improved 4%
Somewhat Improved 11%
No Significant Change Overall 7%
Somewhat Deteriorated 46%
Significantly Deteriorated 32%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q5.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
In some counties, the focus of road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement is on long-term asset management. In other counties, the focus is necessarily on short-term repairs and "band-aid" fixes. Which of the following, in your opinion, best describes the current approach to road and/or bridge maintenance and improvement within your county's geographic boundaries? Only short-term fixes 0%
Mostly short-term fixes, with some long-term asset management 58%
Mostly long-term asset management, with some short-term fixes 40%
Only long-term asset management 1%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q6.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Some counties or localities have had to resort to grinding up paved roads that they can no longer afford to maintain. As far as you know, has this been done to one or more paved roads within your county's geographic boundaries during the past five years? Yes 52%
No 46%
Don't Know 2%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q7a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
If the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your county, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? A Significant Problem 80%
Somewhat of a Problem 19%
Not Much of a Problem 0%
Not a Problem at All 1%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q7b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
If the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your county, in your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, would it be to improve the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? A Significant Problem 96%
Somewhat of a Problem 3%
Not Much of a Problem 1%
Not a Problem at All 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q8a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Now, if the state legislature increases funding for roads and/or bridges throughout your county by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your county's needs to maintain the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? No state funding increase needed 1%
50% increase in state funding needed 43%
100% increase (doubling) in state funding needed 39%
More than 100% increase in state funding needed 14%
Don't Know 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q8b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Now, if the state legislature increases funding for roads and/or bridges throughout your county by some amount, which of the following, in your opinion, would be closest to meeting your county's needs to improve the roads and bridges, in general, within your geographic boundaries? No state funding increase needed 1%
50% increase in state funding needed 7%
100% increase (doubling) in state funding needed 46%
More than 100% increase in state funding needed 44%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 68%
Somewhat Support 22%
Neither Support nor Oppose 7%
Somewhat Oppose 0%
Strongly Oppose 1%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing vehicle registration fees for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 43%
Somewhat Support 31%
Neither Support nor Oppose 17%
Somewhat Oppose 4%
Strongly Oppose 3%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9c.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing fees for overweight trucks for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 53%
Somewhat Support 29%
Neither Support nor Oppose 12%
Somewhat Oppose 4%
Strongly Oppose 0%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9d.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing the sales taxes for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 32%
Somewhat Support 35%
Neither Support nor Oppose 21%
Somewhat Oppose 4%
Strongly Oppose 6%
Don't Know 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9e.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose adding toll roads and/or lanes for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 5%
Somewhat Support 8%
Neither Support nor Oppose 13%
Somewhat Oppose 19%
Strongly Oppose 51%
Don't Know 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9f.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled) for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 14%
Somewhat Support 24%
Neither Support nor Oppose 29%
Somewhat Oppose 7%
Strongly Oppose 23%
Don't Know 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9g.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing drivers' license fees for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 16%
Somewhat Support 27%
Neither Support nor Oppose 34%
Somewhat Oppose 11%
Strongly Oppose 10%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9h.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose increasing traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 4%
Somewhat Support 25%
Neither Support nor Oppose 47%
Somewhat Oppose 9%
Strongly Oppose 13%
Don't Know 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q9i.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
There are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose leasing road right-of-way and/or state property for cell phone towers, advertisements, etc. for the state to raise more revenue. Strongly Support 7%
Somewhat Support 20%
Neither Support nor Oppose 39%
Somewhat Oppose 20%
Strongly Oppose 10%
Don't Know 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that local governments in our county generally make reasonable requests of the county road commission/road department? Strongly Agree 38%
Somewhat Agree 48%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 7%
Somewhat Disagree 6%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that your county road commission/road department generally makes fair decisions? Strongly Agree 69%
Somewhat Agree 28%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 0%
Somewhat Disagree 1%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11c.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that road work done or managed by your county road commission/road department is generally of high quality? Strongly Agree 66%
Somewhat Agree 28%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 3%
Somewhat Disagree 1%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11d.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the decision-making process of your county road commission/road department is generally transparent? Strongly Agree 79%
Somewhat Agree 17%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 3%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11e.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that your county's matching requirements for local road funding are generally fair? Strongly Agree 58%
Somewhat Agree 20%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 17%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 3%
Not Applicable 3%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11f.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that your county road commission/road department has good relationships, overall, with local governments in your county? Strongly Agree 76%
Somewhat Agree 21%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 1%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11g.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that your county road commission/road department generally responds to communications from local governments in a timely manner? Strongly Agree 82%
Somewhat Agree 14%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 1%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 3%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11h.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that local governments in our county generally respond to your county road commission's/road department's communications in a timely manner? Strongly Agree 50%
Somewhat Agree 40%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 8%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11i.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that, overall, you're satisfied with the performance of your county road comission/road department? Strongly Agree 68%
Somewhat Agree 26%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 3%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 3%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q11j.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
We're interested in getting a sense of the views of officials in local county road commissions and county road departments about the local governments in their county and the local government officials they interact with. Thinking about how your county road commission/road department interacts with the local officials throughout your county, to what extent do you agree or disagree that, overall, local officials would say they are satisfied with the performance of your county road commission/road department? Strongly Agree 47%
Somewhat Agree 43%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 8%
Somewhat Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 1%
Not Applicable 0%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q13.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative? Very Familiar 31%
Somewhat Familiar 54%
Mostly Unfamiliar 11%
Completely Unfamiliar 4%
Don't Know 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q14.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Which of the following best describes your county's approach to Complete Streets policies? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) It has enacted and is implementing a formal Complete Streets policy. 9%
It has enacted but has not implemented a formal Complete Streets policy. 5%
It takes into account Complete Streets goals in planning and design, but has no formal policy. 47%
It has taken no action on Complete Streets, but might consider it in the future. 27%
It has taken no action on Complete Streets, and is unlikely to consider it in the future. 7%
Don't Know 6%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q15a.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
What overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on quality of life in your county? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) No Impact 15%
Very Positive Impact 16%
Somewhat Positive Impact 26%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 27%
Somewhat Negative Impact 3%
Very Negative Impact 1%
Don't Know 11%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q15b.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
What overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on cost-effectiveness of road spending in your county? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) No Impact 0%
Very Positive Impact 3%
Somewhat Positive Impact 0%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 27%
Somewhat Negative Impact 21%
Very Negative Impact 41%
Don't Know 8%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q15c.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
What overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on economic development in your county? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) No Impact 11%
Very Positive Impact 10%
Somewhat Positive Impact 18%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 43%
Somewhat Negative Impact 2%
Very Negative Impact 4%
Don't Know 14%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q15d.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
What overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on traffic congestion in your county? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) No Impact 12%
Very Positive Impact 3%
Somewhat Positive Impact 13%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 40%
Somewhat Negative Impact 6%
Very Negative Impact 10%
Don't Know 15%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q15e.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
What overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on pedestrian and/or cyclist safety in your county? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) No Impact 3%
Very Positive Impact 26%
Somewhat Positive Impact 32%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 20%
Somewhat Negative Impact 8%
Very Negative Impact 3%
Don't Know 8%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q15f.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
What overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on your county road commission's/road department.'s relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) No Impact 18%
Very Positive Impact 18%
Somewhat Positive Impact 14%
Mixed Positive and Negative Impact 32%
Somewhat Negative Impact 3%
Very Negative Impact 0%
Don't Know 14%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.



Q16.

County Road Commission/Road Department Crosstabulation
% of County Road Commissions/Road Departments Statewide
  Total
Overall, would you say that, in your role as a county road commission/road department official, you support or oppose pursuing Complete Streets policies in your county? (Excluding jurisdictions which report being completely unfamiliar with Complete Streets) Strongly Support 8%
Somewhat Support 13%
Neither Support nor Oppose 42%
Somewhat Oppose 24%
Strongly Oppose 9%
Don't Know 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.
This page's data represent a special supplemental survey of county road commissions and departments. For the main Fall 2014 MPPS survey of county, township, city, and village respondents, please see this page.