The City of Tampa has partnered with the University of South Florida to conduct an online survey that seeks the opinions of e-scooter drivers. So, if you’re one of those scooter-lovers (or haters) make sure to get your submission in before the end of November.
Most of the survey is centered around how an individual interacts with the e-scooters scattered around town. Questions regarding how easy it is to access the scooters and if you’ve ever busted your ass also come up.
“The objective of the shared motorized scooter pilot program is to introduce a new, low-cost method of transportation to enhance mobility and address the ‘last-mile’ needs of downtown Tampa,” said the City of Tampa in a blog post. “The pilot will help the City gather data necessary to develop a multi-faceted, long-term mobility plan that satisfies the community’s needs and encourages strong public-private partners.”
Seeing that the e-scooter program was simply a year-long trial, the information that the City of Tampa receives from this survey may determine whether or not the rides will stick around.
The study is being led by Dr. Yu Zhang, an Associate Professor at USF and the Director of Smart Urban Mobility Lab, which is an organization that uses statistical data and mathematics to find more efficient ways to run transportation systems.