Commuter travel behaviour survey commences in Gauteng

March 23rd, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The survey, which commenced on 22 March 2019 (pilot), is aimed at gathering comprehensive data on the travel behaviour of commuters. This survey provides travel information on Gauteng residents, and the results (data) will be used for transport planning and to measure progress in solving transport challenges. It will provide a snapshot of the perception and travel experiences of residents in the province.

MEC for Roads and Transport in Gauteng, Dr Ismail Vadi speaking at the official launch of the survey in Pretoria.

MEC for Roads and Transport in Gauteng, Dr Ismail Vadi speaking at the official launch of the survey in Pretoria.

About 37 000 households have been selected to participate in this survey, which aims to assist government to plan for future investments in transport infrastructure in the province. This survey is a follow-up on and an update of the previous survey of 2014, which was coordinated by the province and entailed a consolidation of individual survey datasets from metropolitans and district municipalities. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport on this large-scale research project to survey a sample of transport patterns of households in the province.

Contact David Mandaha, CSIR, dmandaha@csir.co.za

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