A research team in the Urban Affairs and Planning program at Virginia Tech is conducting a study on neighborhood built environment, transportation, health, and satisfaction. As the study focuses on the Washington, DC area, the researchers wish to make the study visible to the residents of the Langston neighborhood.
Their study requires minimal effort: (1) answer a 10-minute entry questionnaire about their travel patterns, accessibility, health and perceptions; (2) track their trips using an Android GPS research app for a week; and (3) complete at least 5 brief trip surveys about satisfaction and trip purpose.
By combining these GPS data with other data such as land use, transport system data, we will be able to identify the key factors to boost travel satisfaction, health, and well-being. Although the study does not directly benefit the residents of Langston, its results will be used to recommend transportation and land use policies that improve the current transport system, as well as creating a healthy, livable city.
To thank participants for their time and support, the researchers will send each participant who completes the entire study a $25 Amazon gift card.
More information about the study can be found on our website at http://www.uap.vt.edu/travelmood. Participants can begin participation by downloading the app directly here: http://uap.vt.edu/DaynamicaVT.
If you have any question or concern about our study, please do not hesitate to contact me (Huyen Le, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-594-0468) or the principal investigator Steve Hankey, at email@example.com , 540.231.7508. We look forward to hearing your response and would be happy to share our study results with you if you are interested.
Note: This study was approved by Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board. We keep participants’ information strictly confidential. We do not record names or any contact information other than email address.