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Engaged Smart Transport Project
Posted on: May 31st 2016
Section: Member news


Join hundreds of local people in completing this commuter survey


One of the really exciting things happening in our region is the 2 year 'Engaged Smart Transport' project.  See more information here.  

As part of Phase 1 of this project, the University of Exeter is running an on-line survey about commuting patterns and the traffic congestion in the Exeter region. This is something that most people are affected by or have an opinion on - so get involved!

If you are aged 17+ and commute into or within Exeter during the working week for work or study, follow this link and take 10 minutes out of your day to complete our survey. If you're not, get your family, friends and/or colleagues to do so. Come and visit us at our Bedford Square stall next week - or send an email with your views and ideas on this transport issue.

The survey will be running for most of May and after being live for only a few days, we've already had nearly 400 responses - and counting...

Alongside the big data collected by the commercial Partners, the University is focusing on why people make the travel choices they do, key factors that affect those choices and interventions most likely to achieve long term changes and a better commute overall.  

Central to this process is participation by local people - the people who actually make these journeys, who know how it feels to sit in queues of traffic, to have unexplained delays and few options at the time to improve the situation. From the results of this survey, and the big data from our commercial Partners, we will work with a number of public groups later in the year to co-create and test interventions that will make a real-time difference in peoples everyday journeys to places of work or study.

There is no easy fix to this, so TOGETHER we will find the right way forward.

Watch the video here for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NARXcgtoJW0

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