The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance conducted a survey in May to gain an understanding of how our attitudes about personal space and public places might change as we look ahead to the period after an effective vaccine for the COVID-19 virus is firmly in place.
Key findings from the survey include:
- 90% of respondents plan to do more walking and cycling
- 51% of respondents will place a higher value on walkability to local restaurants and services
- 98% of respondents expect to do more online shopping
It is our hope that this preliminary study will inspire further research to assist communities, businesses and developers retrofit and design buildings and public places within our region to reflect these changing attitudes.