The trips are tracked via an app that measures and tracks how people in Umeå travel. The result will partly be used to follow up the municipality’s goal of getting more people to travel sustainably, but is also an important basis for planning initiatives that affect travel.
For example, the data can help the municipality see which streets should be prioritized for snow removal or where new or improved cycle paths can be of greatest benefit.
– The survey can help us understand where an effort can have the greatest effect, or where there is even a lack of efforts. When we tested the app on a smaller group, we discovered, for example, that certain stretches that many bikes were not prioritized for snow removal, says Josefina Rosenlöv, statistician in a press release.
The mailing will go out to those randomly selected at the beginning of next week.