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FENWAY PARK QUESTIONNAIRE

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The Fenway CDC is working to ensure the community has a voice in the Fenway Park issue. We want to hear from you -- so that the FCDC's board of neighborhood residents can communicate those views directly to the Red Sox and the City. You can also e-mail Mayor Menino directly at Mayor@ci.boston.ma.us.

Please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. Thank you!

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1. You may have heard that the Red Sox are considering various options regarding Fenway Park. Among the following options, which do you prefer?
1. The Red Sox stay in Fenway Park with no expansion
2. The Red Sox continue to play in the Fenway in an expanded Fenway Park
3. The Red Sox continue to play in the Fenway, but in a brand new ball park
4. The Red Sox move to a new facility outside the Fenway

2. Architects and developers have proposed several options for expanding Fenway Park. Please tell me which option you would prefer:
1. Expand the ball park south, to border Boylston Street, where the Osco drug and Goodrich Tire stores are now
2. Expand the ball park north, over the Turnpike.
3. None of the above.

3. Mayor Menino is very much in favor of keeping the Red Sox in the Fenway, although the team doesn't seem to have that as their first choice. Would you be in favor of using tax revenues and other public funds to build parking garages, road, buy land, and other ways to encourage the Red Sox to keep playing in the Fenway?
Yes
No

4. Is your quality of life affected in any way -- positively or negatively -- when the Red Sox are playing at Fenway?
Positively
Negatively
Neither

5. If you own a car, have you ever experienced any difficulty getting around or finding a resident parking space in the Fenway on a game day?
Yes
No

The City of Boston has been working on a transportation improvement plan for the West Fenway area. I'm going to read some ideas for improving access to Fenway Park. For each idea, can you tell me if you think the idea would: Help A Lot, Help A Little, Not Have Much Effect, Make the Situation Worse?

6. If police details were to help direct traffic, it would:
1. Help A Lot
2. Help A Little
3. Not Have Much Effect
4. Make the Situation Worse

7. If the Red Sox were to build a 5,000 car parking garage, it would:
1. Help A Lot
2. Help A Little
3. Not Have Much Effect
4. Make the Situation Worse

8. If the MBTA were to provide additional subway and bus service to Fenway Park on game days, it would:
1. Help A Lot
2. Help A Little
3. Not Have Much Effect
4. Make the Situation Worse

9. If AMTRAK were to provide additional commuter rail service to Fenway Park on game days:
1. Help A Lot
2. Help A Little
3. Not Have Much Effect
4. Make the Situation Worse

10. If the Turnpike were to provide a new off-ramp directly into the Fenway:
1. Help A Lot
2. Help A Little
3. Not Have Much Effect
4. Make the Situation Worse

11. On gamedays, do you notice that there is more, less or about the same amount of litter around the neighborhood?
1. A Lot
2. A Little
3. Not Much
4. Not at All

12. Who do you think should be responsible for making sure the neighborhood is cleaned of litter after a game?
1. The Red Sox
2. The City
3. The patrons, themselves
4. Other

13. On gamedays, do you notice any noise and vandalism resulting from Red Sox fans leaving the ball park drunk after a game.?
Yes
No

14. Do you think that Fenway Park expanding might make this problem worse?
Yes
No

15. If Fenway Park is expanded, do you think the Red Sox should be required to invest funds into the Fenway neighborhood?
Yes
No

16. Did you attend any ball games last year?
Yes
No

If yes:
1. 1 or 2
2. 3 - 5
3. 6 - 10
4. More than 10 Finally, I have a few questions about you, to help the accuracy of the survey:

17. How long have you lived in the Fenway?
1. Less than 1 year
2. 1 or 2
3. 3 - 5
4. 6 - 10
5. More than 10

18. Which of the following age category do you fall within?
1. Under 25
2. Between 26 and 40
3. Between 40 and 54
4. 55 or over

19. Can you tell me about your employment status? Are you:
1. A full-time student
2. Employed Full-time
3. Employed Part-time
4. Unemployed
5. Retired

20. Would you be interested in attending a public meeting about the Red Sox's plans and options for the future of the Fenway and Fenway Park?
Yes
No

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