The latter goes into traffic analysis and road-building plans.
If you want your local road planning based on pure guesswork, be my guest.
Thanks for your permission.
Here it is again, with your statement in bold and mine in italics. I'd appreciate an answer since it will be one of the topics brought up for discussion very soon.
A lot of the information is used for school and local highway and road construction planning.
People have to sign up their kids for school, right? And the school can see with their own eyeballs how empty or full the classes are, or how many extra books they have, or how many they lack.
The city planners can see for themselves, while driving, what the condition of the roads are, how congested or dangerous they are, etc. They can ask cops and taxi drivers. Citizens calling in and complaining about a particular road or area provide the rest of the info.
Why should we spend our tax dollars to fund this government survey when the same answers can be found without it?