Measuring Great Beginnings success

For the several years in a row, the Great Beginnings Program annual community survey was administered in the neighbourhood.

Community survey

The survey measures community attitudes and perceptions toward City of Vancouver-provided infrastructure, services and initiatives.

Survey results indicate that priorities and concerns did not change significantly between 2008 and 2010.

Safety in public spaces

In that period, the resident sub-population has become progressively more positive about safety in public spaces.

Graphic of survey results from 2010 Great Beginnings survey about perceived safety

Neighbourhood cleanliness

While neighbourhood cleanliness, access to public toilets and providing a welcoming retail environment remain a concern, residents and business merchants indicate that they are proud of where they live and support further revitalization efforts.

The street population continues to express a need for extended public toilet operating hours, supporting initiatives such as the Toilet Accessibility partnership project with VANDU.

Graphic of survey responses from residents from 2010 Great Beginnings survey about perceived cleanliness 

Graphic of survey responses from street population from 2010 Great Beginnings survey about perceived cleanliness

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