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UCAM researchers launch a study to improve mobility in Murcia

Tomorrow, Thursday, the field work of the Chair of Sustainable Mobility and Transport of the Metropolitan Area of Murcia launches the most ambitious survey ever done in the Region.

Mobility is one of the challenges big cities are facing. Reducing the use of private

cars, improving public transport, and facilitating the pedestrianisation
of city centres

are the strategic lines of action to achieve less polluted and more sustainable cities.

In this scenario, the city of Murcia and its metropolitan area are undergoing a

transformation process in which important decisions are being taken in terms of

transport and mobility.

For this reason, the UCAM Chair of Mobility and Sustainable Transport of the

Metropolitan Area of Murcia
, in collaboration with the public transport companies

Tranvía de Murcia and Transportes de Murcia, starts an Online Survey on Mobility

in the Metropolitan Area of Murcia
, tomorrow, Thursday 10 November. The survey

will then be carried out in the other municipalities in the surrounding area, which are

collaborating in the project.

Roberto Liñán, Director of the Chair of Mobility and Sustainable Transport of the Metropolitan Area of Murcia, showing the information that will be given to citizens to complete the survey

The researchers, together with students collaborating in the project, will be at several

key points in the city to hand out leaflets with information about the study and the QR

code to access the survey, the most ambitious one carried out in the Region of

Murcia in the area of mobility
. Approximate completion time is 8 minutes.

The four objectives of this fieldwork are: to understand and analyse user's journeys,

to characterise the particularities that condition the way in which we move every day,

to study the needs and preferences about the new ways of transport and to help plan

new mobility policies. Roberto Liñán, Director of the Chair, hopes that this study will

help ‘promote more sustainable transport and guarantee friendlier and more

accessible mobility for the whole population

The project is supported by the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia and

the town councils of Murcia, Molina de Segura, Alcantarilla, Lorquí, Alguazas,

Santomera, Ceutí, Beniel, Archena and Las Torres de Cotillas. Previously, in 2020,

the researchers of this chair conducted a study on the impact of the coronavirus

pandemic on transport
in the Region of Murcia.