Clearing House Transport

Mobility in Cities 2003 - System of Representative Transport Surveys

The transport survey "Mobility in Cities - SrV 2003" is the eighth survey round within the SrV time series. With 34 cities and communities the highest participation since 1987 could be recorded. After Frankfurt on the Main in 1998, three more West German cities (Augsburg, Fürth and Göttingen) participated in SrV. The federal states Brandenburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony and Thuringia supported the survey directly. For the first time a SrV city (Dresden), the municipal public transportation system (DVB AG) and the superior transportation network (VVO) worked together on the preparation and analysis of the SrV survey. Thus, a coordinated survey concept was developed which made possible the creation of a comparable database and the sharing of the aquired characteristics. This lead to significant cost-savings and quality improvements in the results. The period of the survey was like in the previous SrV surveys from April to June. Testday was the median workday. Weekend days and holidays with adjacent days were excluded from the survey. Basis for the address drawing was the register of residents of the participating communes. The standard sample per city was 1000 persons (net). In total, about 34,000 persons were interviewed. In the run-up to the SrV 2003 a comprehensive methodical revision was carried out. This became necessary because the interview method that was practised in SrV until 1998 was no longer financially affordable. Another impulse for a revision of the SrV resulted from a continuation of the nationwide transport surveys (formerly KONTIV), that were conducted as "Mobility in Germany - MiD" in 2002 by order of the German Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVBW). Here an improved coordination of MiD and SrV was suggested and realised in the research project "KONTIV/SrV - Kompatibilität von Verkehrserhebungen" as a subproject of MiD 2002 by order of the BMVBW. In the results of the project both methodical and content-related specifications in the questionnaire existed that helped to improve the comparibility of both surveys. Some central SrV parameters like the limitation of the survey period to spring as well as the concentration on the median workday were retained to secure the comparibility within the SrV time series. The revision of the survey concept also led the award of services for the field work to a survey office. These services were announced after EU Directives and awarded to the office omniphone in Leipzig in an official award procedure. Thereby, the coordination and implementation of the complete field phase was in one hand. Additionally, the named research project produced the "Empfehlungen für Kernelemente von Verkehrserhebungen". This describes a minimum of content-related and methodical survey parameters that are necessary for a better coordination and comparison of results of transport surveys for potential principals of transport surveys. These recommendations were developed in an interdisciplinary work group lead-managed by the chair of transport and infrastructure planning. The publication of SrV results on the internet is restricted by contractual agreements for individual cities.

General information on data set

Temporal and spatial information

Time period of data collection April 2003 - June 2003
Country Germany
Federal state Bavaria, Brandenburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Region, City, Municipality
Additional Information test day was a median workday (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Weekend days and holidays with adjacent days were excluded from the survey; 34 cities and communities in Germany

Investigation and data collection methodology

Data set variables household size, vehicles in household, availability of assignable public transport commutation ticket in household, year of birth, sex, occupancy, driving licence, utilisation of public transport tickets, availability of motor vehicle on test day, test day / weekday, reason for non-mobility, starting point of first trip, destination, purpose of trip, modal split usage, arrival time
Investigation design Cross Section
Frequency of data collection other (ca. alle 5 Jahre)
Data collection method Survey
Data collection tool Questionnaire, Interview, Counting
Analysis unit Person, Household
Population inhabitants of respective SrV-city
Sample size about 34,000 persons

Access to data set

Collected by
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Lehrstuhl Verkehrs- und Infrastrukturplanung
  • Städte und Verkehrsunternehmen
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Last Modified 30 Sep 2020 08:33
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PDF Städteliste aller SrV-Durchgänge Deutsch not specified Download (10kB)
PDF Haushaltsfragebogen SrV 2003 Deutsch not specified Download (114kB)
PDF Personenfragebogen SrV 2003 Deutsch not specified Download (95kB)
PDF Wegefragebogen SrV 2003 Deutsch not specified Download (163kB)
PDF Steckbrief SrV-Städtepegel 2003 Deutsch not specified Download (1MB)
PDF Kernelemente von Haushaltsbefragungen zum Verkehrsverhalten Deutsch not specified Download (191kB)
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