Hobart Mobility Survey
Updated: Jul 2, 2022
Mobility in and around Hobart is important. Ease of movement means less stress, less time commuting and more time doing whatever it is you love to do. Mobility can also be much more of a micro than macro issue in some ways.
I recently met with Dustin Moore in Lenah Valley. He is a transport expert and keenly involved in the Lenah Valley community. He set up a map of Lenah Valley that enabled users to input concerns about footpaths, bike lanes, intersections and so on that he intends on feeding back to Hobart City Council. I thought this user feedback model was terrific and the feedback from Hobart residents who follow me on social media prompted me to promise I would create a map that included the rest of Hobart LGA for ratepayers to contribute.
So here it is: https://www.mapotic.com/west-hobart-mobility
It is very straightforward to use. There are six categories you can flag your concerns under:
To flag a mobility concern or solution:
Zoom the map to the area of concern
Click the red "+"
Name the place/intersection/cycleway
Select the appropriate category
Provide a brief description of the problem and any proposed solutions
Upload photo (optional)
Click "Add place"
Click "Continue with Facebook" or "Continue with Google" or setup an account (facebook works easily enough)
Update: I’ve been informed that some users have difficulty with facebook connectivity. If you experience issues, you can setup an account quickly and efficiently, you only require an email address.
note: you can also comment on existing place labels
Hearing from you, the user, will enable me to take this data to Hobart City Council to ask for the improvements you want. Regardless of the outcome of the election, I intend on taking the inputs to HCC for feedback.
I also think it is important to say that this model of user feedback should be adopted by governments at all levels. This is a simple and inexpensive tool than ensures the people and their concerns are heard.