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Old 6th August 2008, 15:36   #1
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Am trying to compile some data about commute profiles in Bangalore. This got sparked off from a discussion about promoting cycling - and I thought it would be nice to have the overall picture anyhow. Of course the data will be skewed towards certain sections of the society (internet enabled, upwardly mobile, affluent) but then there's got to be some starting point

Please take this survey and pass it on to friends. Will share data once a decent number of people have taken the survey.
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Old 15th August 2008, 12:42   #2
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1. How far is your office?
0-5kms 23.5%
6-10 27.9%
11-15 22.1%
16-20 10.3%
>20 16.2%

2. How do you primarily commute to work ?
Walk it! 7.4%
Cycle 14.7%
BMTC Bus 4.4%
Company Bus/Van 10.3%
Carpool 2.9%
Auto/Taxi 2.9%
Two-wheeler 32.4%
Car/SUV 25.0%

3. What kind of roads do you take on your commute (pick ALL applicable)?
Divided 69.1%
Undivided 45.6%
Artrl/Ring Rd 50.0%
"Main Roads" 58.8%
Internal Roads 45.6%
Bylanes/Gullies 30.9%
Unpaved 10.3%

4. Morning commute hours?
<8am 22.1%
8-9am 30.9%
9-10am 30.9%
10-11am 8.8%
>11am 7.4%

5. Evening Commute Hours?
<5pm 3.0%
5-8pm 77.6%
8-10pm 16.4%
>10pm 3.0%

6. What's your average speed to your workplace?
<20kmph 38.2%
21-35kmph 41.2%
36-45kmph 11.8%
45-60kmph 8.8%
>60kmph (Wow!) 0.0%

7. How often do you encounter Traffic Jams ?
Never 6.0%
Some days/month 17.9%
Some days/week 16.4%
One, Everyday 29.9%
Many,Everyday 29.9%

8. How far is your regular grocery store ?
<1km 64.7%
1-2km 20.6%
2-5km 11.8%
>5km 2.9%

9. Do you exercise?
Rarely 39.7%
Sometimes 25.0%
Often 8.8%
Daily-light 16.2%
Daily-rigourous 10.3%
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A whooping 57 percent use personal transport - car or two wheelers. Can you add one more question for this class - "What will make you switch over to public transport (Bus / taxi)?" Make the response open ended (Ie. give a text box for respondent's reply).
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14.7% cycles to work in Bangalore amongst your survey sample! I would not believe it. Once one of my colleagues came to office on a cycle and that was news for in-house magazine.
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14.7% cycles to work in Bangalore amongst your survey sample! I would not believe it. Once one of my colleagues came to office on a cycle and that was news for in-house magazine.
Yeah, true - the first round of people I asked to take the survey was from a cycling community I'm still waiting for the numbers to hit 200 so the sample's less skewed.

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Yeah, true - the first round of people I asked to take the survey was from a cycling community I'm still waiting for the numbers to hit 200 so the sample's less skewed.
You should then keep the cycling community out to get the real picture. But in reality it is very difficult to get people to respond to such surveys unless there is some reward!
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Well, the hope it the numbers will grow and make it somewhat balanced - and even in the 76 respondents so far its not that bad. Cars+2 wheelers are quite the largest group. And across people, commute distances have a similar pattern.
I'll hold out hope - 75+ already, a few more and its a good start.
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OT: How many of you registered at Commute Easy: Carpooling for India - Welcome ??

Whats the current stats, Zenx.

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OT: How many of you registered at Commute Easy: Carpooling for India - Welcome ??.
Just registered.

So, how about others? Anyone?
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