Långtidsstudie av planeringsfaktorers betydelse för fotgängare

Longitudinal study of the significance of planning factors for pedestrians

Published: 18 September 2019

The overall purpose of the project is to study the question "What is the type of design and planning of the built environment that influences the choice to walk, and means an increased opportunity for the road user to walk, in a Swedish context?"

The purpose also includes describing and developing the urban environment in relation to the pedestrian's satisfaction level of service and opportunities to increase the pedestrian's safety, in support of the transport mode once.

The results of the project will be concrete suggestions on which planning factors in the urban environment, including “level of service” and safety, which are considered to be most important in order to clearly support the choice of means of transport once. The study is conducted together with a number of municipalities, about 4 municipalities; Umeå, Lerum, Luleå and Västerås.

Långtidsstudie av planeringsfaktorers betydelse för fotgängare

The study is based on detailed studies over a longer period of time, in order to identify causal causal relationships, ie. keep track of the cause and effect of the choice of traffic, regarding the built environment and external factors in society. Here it is important to study the behavior of individuals as well as their preferences and attitudes regarding transport choices and other factors.

Ongoing data collection in Umeå:

Would you like to help us along the way? The investigation is ongoing during the period 1 Nov-21 Nov. You participate for any five consecutive days, during which the TravelVu app follows your travel in Umeå. The five days you choose should preferably include a weekend.
Anyone in can participate. Download the TravelVu app and answer questions about your travel.
The information about you is protected by GDPR and will only be used in anonymized form.

The TravelVu app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play. In the app, select "Pedestrians in Umeå 2019" and enter password: Umea2019

Read more about TravelVu at www.travelvu.app 

Charlotta Johansson

Charlotta Johansson, Associate Professor, Head of the Department

Phone: +46 (0)920 491867
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Anindita Mandal

Anindita Mandal, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 493638
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering