FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am out of town?

Please wait to download the app until you are back in town. Only download the App if you will be at your home in Boulder at some point on the following day (it starts tracking right away and ends the next day).

What if I won't go anywhere tomorrow?

Download the App and start it anyway! It is important that we get an accurate picture of travel patterns, including the number of people who make no trips! (i.e., work from home, or stay at home all day Complete the questions about your household and transportation on the App. In the Trip Section, you won’t have any trips - that is OK! It is still important information.

What if the weather is bad?

Complete the travel diary via the app or the paper copies you download and print tomorrow if you can (or as soon as possible), regardless of the weather or the number and type of activities planned for that day.

What does the trip purpose “change travel mode” mean?

If you are walking to the bus and then catching the bus to work, the purpose of your walk to the bus stop is to “change travel mode” and the purpose of your bus ride is to “commute to work”.

Why is the city doing this study?

This study collects very specific information that helps the City create better models of traffic flow and get a more in-depth understanding of how residents really travel. The data will help the City with their transportation modelling and planning and provide input for future policy decisions. This information will directly inform the current Transportation Master Plan update process.

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Boulder, Colorado 80301
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