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EPSRC Reference: GR/S90867/01
Title: Accessibility & User Needs in Transport
Principal Investigator: Evans, Professor GL
Other Investigators:
Tyler, Professor N Mackett, Professor R Porter, Professor JM
Shaw, Dr S
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr R Sims Ms J Solomon Dr H Titheridge
Project Partners:
Brighton & Hove Council Bristol City Council British Transport Police
Davis Associates Design Ltd First Leicester Ford Motor Co
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport E Hertfordshire County Council London Borough of Camden Council
London Borough of Tower Hamlets London Transport Users Committee Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RSA (Royal Society for Arts) Sammie CAD Ltd South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Exec
Transport for London
Department: Cities Institute
Organisation: London Metropolitan University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 August 2004 Ends: 31 January 2010 Value (£): 821,984
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Transport Ops & Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Transport Systems and Vehicles
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The proposal integrates the expertise of the research centres and project partners in transport policies and planning, design, operations and evaluation. The UK government, European Commission and other agencies rightly emphasise the importance of socially inclusive and sustainable interventions. As yet, however, there is a dearth of comprehensive 'toolkits' and resources to support those who are working to reduce social exclusion in journey environments. The shared vision is to produce rigorous methodologies for sustainable policies and practices that will deliver effective socially inclusive design and operation in transport and the public realm from macro down to micro level. Three Core Projects will develop decision-support tools that will establish benchmarks and incorporate inclusion into policies, and support the design and operation of journey environments and transport facilities. A real-world but controlled 'Testbed' facility will allow these to be piloted in the context of the policy intentions and constraints that shape implementation. Solutions will then be tested and transferred to other Case Study areas and sites. The four Plus Projects will develop tools to consult socially excluded people, capture 'emotional' data for evaluation of micro-level design, evaluate socially inclusive design initiatives, develop an integrated information system, and produce design-led solutions to barriers caused by personal security concerns.
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