Recently, the municipality of Luxembourg conducted an online-survey on mobility. Among others it contained the following question: “Could you imagine, in future, giving up certain car journeys?”. Of course, the city residents immediately wanted to know exactly what was meant by that question.
The public organization “Our City” (Eis Stad) demanded to clarify the purpose of the question and show the answer statistics among the city populace. Evidently, representatives of the organization wanted to know exactly what kind of car trips the city might restrict in the future. But the municipality refused to make the data public.
Then Eis Stad turned to the state-founded Commission on Access to Documents (CAD), created specifically for situations such as this one. The commission did not like Luxembourg’s municipality’s stance on this matter and also demanded that the data be published. CAD also scolded the city leadership in its official statement — the second time this happened a year.
However, it’s still unknown exactly how soon the survey data will become available to the public.