The Dutch Mobility Panel (MPN) is a multi-year study on mobility in The Netherlands. The research was conducted by the Institute for Transportation Policy (KiM) in cooperation with mobility expert Goudappel Coffeng, Twente University and public opinion polling firm TNS NIPO. MPN aims at mapping the dynamics of movement behavior of individuals and households, and consistency with personal changes.


The study was based on 2,000 households, with a total of 4,000 respondents. Each respondent annually fills in a diary, for three days every year. In this animation, we give some insight into the first results from the Mobility Panel. The main topics include Social contacts, Shopping, and Car usage in households.


In this animation, we try to show the influence of the use of social media (such as online dating, and Facebook) on transportation behavior in The Netherlands. To illustrate these issues, we have added some new members to the MPN family: Jessie, the nanny of Marcel and Sandra, her friend Sophie and her date Vincent.


We’ve developed a playful style for MPN. The caricatured characters that respondents can identify with, make the research tangible and understandable. The first animations we’ve developed in this style can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Dutch Mobility Panel

The first results