For the mobility Survey “Mobilitätsbefragung Würzburg 2023”, the Chair of Quantitative Methods of Empirical Social Research of the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, in cooperation with the City of Würzburg, is surveying the citizens of Würzburg on their mobility behaviour.
The purpose of the study is to gather information on the mobility behaviour of Würzburg’s residents, including researching what means of transport are currently used for what journeys and what mobility services still need improvement. A postal survey of 8,000 households was conducted starting in the spring of 2023; the households were randomly selected using the register of residents and participants were informed in advance by post. Using a purpose-built questionnaire, each household member was invited to provide information on their own household, and on all trips made on a given date. The reference date, specified in the covering letter, was a mid-week working day outside of vacation time.
By the end of the field phase, a total of 2,944 people had returned a completed questionnaire. This results in an adjusted response rate of 38.6%. We would like to thank all participants!
The results have many benefits for society and science, including...
... an evidence-based redrafting of the Würzburg traffic development plan.
... new scientific findings on the use of transport.
... The sustainable provision of the data in a de facto anonymised form within the framework of the FAIR principles – “Findable”, “Accessible”, “Interoperable”, “Reusable” via GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. This enables the reuse of the data for academic research and teaching in strict compliance with the existing data protection guidelines, which means that your contribution can be optimally used.
This website outlines the key points of the survey and answers some of the most frequently-asked questions. For further questions, we are available via the contact channels in the Contact and Organisation section.
Unfortunately, the survey has already ended. We are currently analyzing the questionnaires received. If you still have survey documents, you can discard them.
The survey is a cooperation project between the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg and the City of Würzburg.
Your address was drawn at random from the register of residents.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and non-participation has no negative consequences for you.
The evaluation of the data is carried out using statistical procedures summarised in groups. No conclusions are drawn from the data to individuals. The survey data and the address data are stored separately. We will handle your data with consideration and will comply with the current data protection guidelines in all respects! For more information see on our data protection page.
The objectives of the survey are:
- An evidence-based redrafting of the transport development plan.
- New scientific findings on the use of transport.
- The sustainable provision of the data in a de facto anonymised form within the framework of the FAIR principles – “Findable”, “Accessible”, “Interoperable”, “Reusable” via GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. This enables the reuse of the data for academic research and teaching in strict compliance with the existing data protection guidelines, which means that your contribution can be optimally used.
The results will be published on this website towards the end of the project. If you would like to receive the results report separately, please send an e-mail to WueMobil23Ergebnisse@uni-wuerzburg.de.
There are several ways to contact us – see the Contact and Organisation section of this site