After three successful focus groups in Wals-Siezenheim, Lehen and Parsch and inspiring interviews with experts from Wals-Siezenheim and Salzburg, we invite all citizens to join us and share their insights. The survey was officially launched at Salzburg's biggest cycling event, the annual "Cycling Spring". Take some minutes and win attractive prizes. Every completed survey will be awarded with a discount voucher for Skinfit, worth 20 €. Moreover, you have the chance to win a complete set of cycling clothes, donated by IKO, and a bike weekend for two persons at Alpengasthof Lämmerhof in [...]
IKO, a regional specialist for mountaineering and cycling, supports our research project by sponsoring an attractive prize for an extensive cycling survey, which is going to be launched during the biggest cycling event in Salzburg. Visitors of the Salzburger Radfrühling are invited to participate in the survey on May 3rd and 4th. Additionally, the survey will be available online. Further details and access to the survey can be found on this website soon. IKO provides a complete set of Corratec cycling clothes, worth more than 500 €.
The third workshop in a series of focus groups took place in Parsch, a neighbourhood in the city of Salzburg, on Februrary 21st. This time, we worked together with the local citizen associationen ("Stadtteilverein Parsch"). The workshop was organized and held by Günther Innerebner and colleagues from Helios Bolzano. After a short introduction to the overall goals of the research project by Martin Loidl from the University of Salzburg, all participants worked on a specification of rather general lifestyle models for differenty types of cyclists. The group of participants turned out to be highly motivated and open minded. The [...]
After multiple inputs from the workshop in Wals-Siezenheim, we moved to the city of Salzburg for another citizen workshop on cycling. The lively workshop took place at the neighborhood service center Lehen. Bernhard Zagel from Z_GIS and Günther Innerebner from Helios challenged the participants to take different perspectives on cycling. Depending on various pre-defined types, the respective relation to cycling and the the city were estimated. The aim of the workshop was to detect behaviour patterns and to identify relevant indicators, which are going to fuel a large, subsequent survey among citizens in Salzburg and Wals-Siezenheim. [...]
In touch with cyclists - Creative Workshop in Wals-Siezenheim On Thursday, January 10th, Günther Innerebner and Patrick Kofler from Helios moderated the first of a series of workshops. The aim of these events is to identify and characterize types of cyclists in a new way. The municipality of Wals-Siezenheim and the city of Salzburg serve as testpads for this. The results of the workshops fuels a questionnaire, which will be rolled out later in spring. Members of the local cycling club, the mayor Joachim Maislinger and cycling advocate Karin [...]
At the end of September, the European Cycling Summit 2018 took place under the general motto "Cycling Culture Moves" in Salzburg. All project partners were actively involved in the summit's program and contributed to a very lively, successful event. Z_GIS was not only responsible for the entire organization and the conference program, but also presented the project idea behind Bicycle Observatory. The presentation was part of a series on cycling-related research, funded by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology: Salzburg Research participated in the same session and presented a recently finished research project, Bikealyze, in which important foundations for the current [...]
The Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) invited research project consortia of the latest call on June 21st. Representatives of all research projects, funded in the 9th call of the program "Mobility of the Future” gathered in Vienna for an inspiring networking event. The goal of this workshop was to present recently kicked-off research projects and connect the relevant players. Sven Leitinger from Salzburg Research as well as Bernhard Zagel and Martin Loidl from Z_GIS presented the project Bicycle Observatory and initiated further collaborations. Here, research projects that acquire and analyze mobility data are especially relevant for our [...]
Today, our project got finally started. All consortium members gathered in Salzburg to kick off the research project Bicycle Observatory. Of course, plenty of administrative and organizational questions had to be answered, but the even more important aspect was to get to know each other. Although our domain backgrounds are very diverse, the fascination for cycling turned out to be common ground. The integrated perspective on cycling mobility from rather different perspectives will characterize this project. New insights will not only emerge from a long term monitoring – in the sense of an observatory – but also from connecting impressions [...]