When I first started designing Lawrence OnBoard, I knew I would have a lot of research to do. The problem is, I’m not even sure what questions to ask! This project is all so new and far outside of the box. All my research so far has been online and on the phone talking to people: transportation professionals, sustainability activists, hitchhikers, city planners, university professors and citizens of our fair town. So, I figured that I should start by trying it out for myself.
So, starting in September I will be out on the road with my backpack, water bottle, cell phone and whiteboard experiencing the world of the hitchhiker, asking questions and collecting data. If you see me and I am going your way, give me a lift!