PROJECT PROFILE: Mapping Emotions of Cycle-Transit Users
Qualitative GIS maps showing emotions or feelings expressed by cycle-transit users
The purpose of this study, being conducted by researchers from Rowan University and West Chester University, is to visualize emotions experienced by cycle-transit users (CTU)s in order to understand the relevance and implications of qualitative data in multi-modal transportation planning. The following four qualitative maps show emotions or feelings reported by CTUs who participated in a prior study in Philadelphia in 2014.
Meenar, M., Flamm, B, & Keenan, K. (2019). Mapping the emotional experience of travel to understand cycle-transit user behavior. Sustainability, 11(17), 4743.
The map below highlights one CTU's comments, both positive and negative, along their daily commute.
The map below depicts the aggregation of comments from CTUs related to their daily commutes.
The map below below depicts the aggregation of emotions reported by CTUs along their journey.
The online map screenshot below presents a sample location (30th st station, Philadelphia) as emotional space, detailing both emotions and feelings reported by CTUs.