Last year, januari ’till march, we put out a survey for all students in Flanders about their feelings towards mobility. We ended up with over 5000 people filling it in. Not bad for a country as small as Belgian (even more when you take in to account that we only took FLEMISH students.)
For setting up the survey I used LimeSurvey, an open-source platform that makes setting up complicated surveys fairly easy.
The database however isn’t really what you can call human readable.
I’m now working on a public platform that allows anybody to view, and verify the statements that we make. Even more, everybody can use this open data to make their own conclusions.
I was surprised by how many people are interested in this data.My University College, iRail, VVS ofcourse, but also:
- other colleges
- carpool organization
- flemish institute of mobility
- various student organizations
- a part of a public transportation company
I’m working on getting the project ready by the 1st of oktober, so it’s all hands on deck now..
Wish me luck for making that deadline!
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