The municipality of Ooststellingwerf is mapping the car usage of its residents as part of the Mobisitie project.

The Mobisitie project is being carried out from 2023 to 2025, under the leadership of Hanze. Within Mobisitie, the involved partners are working in a co-creative manner on a Policy Decision Support System (PDSS) for civil servants with issues regarding support and participation in a sustainable mobility transition. The transition to a sustainable mobility system is extra challenging for rural municipalities, because these regions must also remain liveable and accessible. Formulating good policy is therefore complex. For example, relevant information can be difficult to find, and it requires specialized knowledge to encourage communication with and participation by residents. The goal of Mobisitie is to deliver a digital tool that helps civil servants by collecting specific and relevant information and providing methods to involve their residents in the transition. ​​

Panel Survey

One of the collaboration partners is the Municipality of Ooststellingwerf. As part of Mobisitie, the municipality has conducted a panel survey to determine how important the car is to its residents and what cleaner, more attractive alternatives could be. The opinion of residents helps the municipality determine if and how it can contribute to cleaner mobility. Non-panel members were also given the opportunity to fill out the questionnaire online via an open link.

Alternatives to Car Usage

The survey reveals that a relatively large number of people use their cars for short commutes. This prompts the municipality to explore whether and how attractive alternatives can be developed for these trips. For example, by promoting cycling or car-sharing options. In the context of Mobisitie, the municipality is further addressing this in collaboration with the Hanze.

Want to know more about the survey results from the municipality of Ooststellingwerf? Check out the full infographic.