First results from the end-user questionnaire in Perugia

In February 2015 a first end-user questionnaire is carried out for the employees of the University and the Municipality in Perugia in order to describe the baseline situation which will be used as reference for the evaluation of the impact of the CHUMS measures. A total of 826 responses were received representing a response rate of 38%.

The results of the questionnaire present an insight in some interesting figures about the mobility behavior of the employees and their current attitude towards carpooling:

  • At the moment only 6% of the employees for both Municipality and University have already made use of a carpool system for different trip purposes. They mostly are very positive about their experience and would consider carpooling in the future.
  • Only 40% of the employees of the Municipality and 41% of the employees of the University are aware of available carpooling websites or schemes.
  • However, 62% of the employees of the Municipality and 53% of the employees of the University of Perugia consider carpooling in the future.

The younger the employee, the higher the chance that he/she considers carpooling, which is demonstrated in the figure below.

news5aIf employees from both University and Municipality compare the possibility of carpooling with their current transport mode

  • 72% of them think carpooling will be reducing costs.
  • 71% of the employees think that carpooling does not provide more privacy issues and
  • 80% find carpooling not socially inconvenient.

news5dAt the other hand, in comparison with their current mode:

  • 75% of the employees think that carpooling would cause a loss of flexibility and
  • 41% of them think carpooling will cause some time loss, while only 17% thinks that there will be a time gain.
  • 69% of the employees think that a carpooling system will be more difficult to use than their current transport mode.

news5dThese observations vary slightly depending on the current transport mode the employees are using. Current car passengers for instance have fewer issues with privacy or social inconvenience. Public transport users think more positively about the loss of flexibility than the other transport users. And above all, the car drivers think that they can reduce costs by joining a carpooling system.