“Modalyzer” App helps to form sustainable transport in Ukrainian cities
Modalyzer is a smartphone-based traffic data collection App which will be used in four Ukrainian cities to get a better understanding of the mobility demand on site. The generated data is needed for the development of an integrated urban mobility concept by identifying travel patterns and behavior of the urban population. The App users, so to say the data collectors, are actively shaping future mobility by supporting the project with their tracked GPS information. Therefore, Modalyzer automatically detects up to nine different transportation modes the participants have used, simply by carrying a smartphone with them. Ultimately, this tool will help decision makers to recognize transport demands at an early stage and improve existing mobility services.
This new way to do mobility research is a result of the cooperation between the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) and the GIZ project for Integrated City development in Ukraine. Similar studies on population movements have been carried out in many cities around the world (including Berlin, Munich, London, New York) and have a significant influence on the formation of a sustainable transport system which meets the needs of all residents. As from today, the 1st of February 2017, the city councils of Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Poltava have launched the project.
The individual users of Modalyzer can also highly benefit from the App. They can regard the tool as a mobility logbook where they can find their personal records on their daily travel time, how often they took the bus or how many kilometers they moved by bicycle, among many other things. The participants can access this information in form of diagrams, tables and maps. This will help them to learn more about their own environmental mobility impact.
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To get to the Modalyzer homepage click here
To get to the project homepage click here (Ukrainian)