Interview guide: indicators and the negotiation & implementation of urban mobility transitions

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  1. Introduction

 1.1. What is your professional role?

1.2. The restructuring of transportation and mobility is currently being widely debated in public, considering social and ecological aspects. Where would you place your described professional tasks in this context?

 1.3. What role do indicators play in your professional daily life?

1.3.1. Are there specific indicators that are particularly present in your professional daily life?

1.3.2. Can you provide examples of specific applications where these indicators are used?

  1. Relevance of Indicators for Administration and Mobility Planning

 2.1. In your opinion, what role do indicators play for public administration?

            2.1.1 Further inquire if necessary.

2.2. What role do indicators play in your opinion for traffic planning processes?

 2.2.1.Further inquire if necessary.

  1. Relevance of Indicators for Municipal Traffic Policy

3.1. When you think about (municipal) traffic policy processes, what function do indicators fulfill in your opinion?

3.1.1. At which point in the political process do indicators play a particularly important role from your perspective?

3.2. How do indicators, in your opinion, influence the collaboration between different actors in the mentioned processes?

3.3. Should the success or failure of mobility policy strategies be measured by indicators?

3.3.1. If yes, why?

 

  1. Relevance of Indicators for Communication & Discourse

4.1. What role do indicators play in your opinion in the public debate on the transformation of mobility and transportation in cities?

 4.2. Is public opinion and perception influenced by the use of certain indicators, and if yes, how?

  1. Potential Issues

5.1. Do you believe that the relevance of such indicators for traffic and mobility policy practice will increase or decrease in the future, and if yes, why?

 5.2. Would you assess the development you anticipate as more positive or negative for traffic and mobility policy practice?

5.2.1. If negative: What risks do you think are associated with the use of indicators?

  1. Conclusion

6.1. Is there anything else you would like to add from your perspective?

6.2. Explain how the research project will proceed, etc.

 

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Contributed date

February 21, 2024 - 10:46am

Critical Commentary

A interview guide I have been working on recently for an inqueriy of city officials working in the field of urban mobility. My goal is to to generate data to answer the following research question(s):

Research question: How do transport and mobility-related indicators influence the way in which the socio-ecological transformation of urban mobility is politically negotiated and practically implemented?

Subquestions:

  1. How do indicators influence local governance processes and, within these, the development of mobility policy strategies, and what communicative capabilities do these indicators include, especially in relation to relevant discourses and framings?
  2. What (potential) problems and pitfalls can be associated with the use of indicators for policymaking?

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Anonymous, "Interview guide: indicators and the negotiation & implementation of urban mobility transitions", contributed by , STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 February 2024, accessed 25 May 2024. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/interview-guide-indicators-and-negotiation-implementation-urban-mobility-transitions