Working on sustainable mobility ecosystem innovation thesis

Dear community,

I am researching people's needs and expectations regarding current and future transportation in the Netherlands for my graduation (innovation) thesis. With the insights collected from this questionnaire I am going to try and come up with a sustainable e-mobility ecosystem, which has the goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% until 2030 and deliver real added value to citizens.

Time is precious (even 5 minutes!), so there is a 50 euro lottery at the end of the research (1 Feb 2018) for 5 of the participants, to reward your effort.

Also, if you are an expert in mobility/smart cities, or you know someone in the field, I'd be very grateful to have a discussion on this topic. Thank you.

Link to questionnaire:

Best regards,
Tudor Mihai


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Tudor Mihai

Dear Herman,
Thank you for the time to give this elaborate feedback, it's great to hear other opinions and suggestions. I'll take it into consideration when drawing up conclusions.

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Herman van den Bosch

Dear Tudor,
I have been a thesis supervisor for many years and from this perspective I will give you some feed back.
I will have to decide whose opinion you need. If you want an answer from people who are more then average involved and expert (and live in a big city), then you might question the Amsterdam Smart City-community. If you want to research 'people's needs and expectations' In general), than you must define the target population more in detail: An average of the whole population between 15 - 80, people younger then 40 (because they will be involved in upcoming changes of mobility), people living in big cities et cetera. Its is up to you; anyway you will have to defend your choice.
My second remark is the questioning itself. Neder ask people's preferences directly. Most people cannot imagine what are the options and alternatives. If you had questioned people in the middle of the 19th century and ask them after there mobility preferences, they would have answered 'faster horses'. It is preferable to make an inventory of problems that people experience with the transport opportunities available now. From this list, you can deduce the main challenges for a transportation policy for the future,