Are you interested in getting involved in a rare, outside-of-the-box community engagement process for a walkability project that’s about to get implemented?
We’re looking for volunteers to assist with community engagement efforts around the Roger Road Pedestrian Safety and Walkability Project. This is the first walkability project to be built as part of Prop 407 (Parks + Connections Bond) which was approved by Tucson voters in November 2018. We’re partnering with the Tucson Department of Transportation to engage area residents in less traditional and more inclusive ways to help ensure that their input is incorporated into the project scope. Here are the details:
What: Conduct on-street, interview style, intercept surveys with people walking (or traveling in wheelchairs) along Roger Road. If you’re bilingual in English Spanish, we would especially love your help, but no problem, if you’re not. Volunteers will be offered a $50 Visa gift card for appreciation of their time.
When: 11/4 – 11/15 (see details below)
Where: Along Roger Rd. between Oracle Rd. and Romero Rd. (Exact locations will be assigned upon signing up.)
We’re asking that you:
- be available for two 2-hour shifts between 11/4-11/15, ideally during the morning (7am-9am) and evening (4pm-6pm) hours. Other shift times are also possible.
- be comfortable with approaching people on the street to conduct brief, survey-based interviews. (We’ll try to pair you up with another volunteer so you’ll likely have company.)
- transport yourself to the Roger Road area for your interview shift.
- attend a 30-min training/orientation session prior to conducting surveys.
- commit to capturing the interviewee responses thoroughly and entering them into a simple excel sheet upon completion.
If you’re interested, please contact Evren and she’ll fill you in with the details.