Cincinnati City Council Deploys Survey for Future of Tick-or-Treat

The short and sweet survey will shape the future for costumed candy-collectors across the city.

Nov 11, 2022 at 5:47 pm
Parents and residents can now fill out a survey from the city of Cincinnati about the future of trick-or-treat in the city. - Photo: Findlay Market
Photo: Findlay Market
Parents and residents can now fill out a survey from the city of Cincinnati about the future of trick-or-treat in the city.

The City of Cincinnati is asking parents and community members (and, yes, kids) to share their thoughts on the future of trick-or-treat in the city.

The city posted a link to a short and sweet survey on Facebook on Nov. 10 . The questions include, "What day would you prefer to have official Halloween Trick or Treat?" and, "What time of day would you prefer to have official Halloween Trick or Treat?"

Cincinnati City Council members are considering putting trick-or-treat on a permanent weekend schedule to protect children’s safety and make the holiday easier on working parents. Council member Liz Keating introduced the motion during a meeting the week before Halloween. She says the change would only happen if a city-wide survey reflects the “community has a shared interest.”

City Council’s motion emphasizes the safety of children during trick-or-treat.

The month of October has the highest rate of pedestrian injuries and fatalities among children, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit that works to keep kids safe from injuries. Halloween is the worst day of the year for these crashes. While pedestrian crashes among children have trended downward nationally over the past 20 years, pedestrian crashes overall have trended upward, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Council's potential trick-or-treat change would start for Halloween 2023.



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