Everyday life in Austria has been fundamentally changed over the past weeks due to COVID-19. We took this situation as an opportunity to showcase how our observatory can be used for investigating bicycle mobility during the lock-down. For this, we made use of the data that we had collected in our research project and compared them with current measurements. An overview of the data can be gained through this dashboard: https://gimobility.sbg.ac.at/apps/dashboard-covid19/dashboard.php. The dashboard is an example for how open data and an integration of various data sources into an observatory can be used in exceptional situations. Because of continuous data [...]
"What makes you cycling?" was the central question, we posed to participants of this year's Raddialog (participatory community event for cyclists, organized by the City of Salzburg). Together with colleagues from another research project (SimpliCITY), we were not only interested in personal feedbacks, but invited participants to slip into the roles of our four personas - Lisa, Heindl, Basti and Margit. Who are they? Based on data from our big cycling survey, which we conducted earlier this year, we identified four distinct types of cyclists with the help of statistical cluster algorithms. The clusters are defined by data on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]