In March 2019 SEStran will be asking Edinburgh residents and commuters if they would like to participate in a Scottish first project that will help understand how, where and when people are traveling in Edinburgh. The project comes to Edinburgh after successful applications in Gothenburg and Lund in Sweden.
SEStran, through match funding from the Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund, is launching the project which will collect travel data through an app called TRavelVU. The survey participants can easily log their travel, routes, and modes of transport by taking their smartphone with them while making their everyday journeys. The collected data will show which travel routes are chosen across Edinburgh and by which mode (cycling, walking, bus, car, tram etc.) they were made.
Councilor Gordon Edgar Chair of SEStran says: “SEStran through its promotion of active travel as a key component of our Regional Transport Strategy, is helping to work towards the Scottish Government’s ambition in its Programme for Government. TRavelVU will be a great way to gather data on active travel patterns in Edinburgh, allowing us to better understand where and when people are traveling and to develop plans that support them.”
During February and March, SEStran will be recruiting participants from Edinburgh via the TRavelVU website and Social Media with a QR-code. Click here to register, data collection will take place between 4th to 31st March 2019.