Call for participation

Are you 60 years or older, and have you cycled during your visit to Barcelona? Do you want to read more about our study? Consult this page about its vision and objectives, and about your opportunities to participate.

Why participate?

At the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona (Faculty of Tourism and Geography) we’re carrying out a research about sustainable mobility transformations in European tourist cities. We consult the views of Barcelona’s residents and visitors of 60 years and older, with the objective to improve the use of active travel options for people of all ages. Our main interest is in your experience when cycling in Barcelona and whether, in your opinion, it contributes to your feelings of health, wellbeing and satisfaction with the urban environment.

So share your experiences with us! It doesn’t matter if you are a frequent cyclist, just a beginner, or don’t use the bike as much as before. All views matter!

What will we do?

The research consists of three phases, two of which are optional in accordance to your possibilities and time restrictions. First, and for everyone, we will have a conversation about three things: 1) your experiences of cycling in Barcelona; 2) the modes of transport you have used throughout your life; 3) and your ideas about your mobility in future years. The conversation can be over coffee or lunch, during a guided bike tour through the city, or via a video call. If you have travel companions they are welcome to join!

After this first part, you are invited to participate in two exercises that record your mobility in the city. We will explain how to use your mobile phone to share geolocation data for inclusion in the study. In addition, we will record your daily mobility during a bicycle or walking tour, in which the researcher will join you during a journey of your choice. We will always give you the opportunity to comment on or explain the results obtained. Naturally, we will treat the data from these activities with the utmost security: see below for details about your anonymous participation and confidentiality.

When and where?

Contact the project coordinator by email (wilbert.denhoed@urv.cat) or fill in the registration form: https://forms.gle/36GxAcuHWZGHH1768. At your convenience, we can meet in person or via video call. If you cannot participate but would like to receive project updates, please fill in the form and indicate that you’re only subscribing to our mailing.

In application of the GDPR regulations, we inform you that the data provided will be included in the records of the ENTOURAGE project, carried out by the Department of Geography of the URV. You authorise the processing of your personal data to be sent information about the activities of the project. You will be presented with an information sheet and consent form to indicate your preferences. The data will not be transferred to third parties except in cases of legal obligation. You have the possibility of exercising your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of the data you provide, under the terms included in the current legislation, by writing to wilbert.denhoed@urv.cat.

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