New research app tracks Montrealers as they move around the city

Montreal wants to know how you hop from one mode of transportation to another this summer.

Transport officials are hoping you will download a smartphone app and, for seven days, allow it to track your movements around the city, the purpose of your trips and whether you walked, cycled, drove or took a taxi or public transit.

The city of Montreal, the Société de transport de Montréal and Bixi launched the project this week in an effort to better understand travel patterns. Users who take part by July 28 are eligible for prizes.

STM chair Philippe Schnobb said the agency will use the data collected to improve its services.

Read the full story at montrealgazette.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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