News from CREAL
CREAL, an allied ISGlobal center, leads in Barcelona a major European online study called PASTA (Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches), whose main objective is to improve mobility and health in cities. To achieve this, the different modes of transport which employ a total of 14,000 adult citizens in seven European cities (Antwerp, Barcelona, London, Orebro –Sweden–, Rome, Vienna and Zurich) will be studied. The participation in this study is basically to answer periodically online questionnaires.
The recruitment of volunteers, which began four months ago through social networks, especially Twitter and Facebook (PASTABCN) as well as through public events such as the PRBB Open Day and PASTA workshop going apace. For now, the project has already been enrolled more than 2400 volunteers across Europe, of which around 450 are participating in Barcelona via the website of the project. Most of these volunteers are people between 30 and 40 years (36%) and 60% are women.