Accessibility & User Needs in Transport for Sustainable Urban Environments - AUNT-SUE

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Loughborough Design School

Abstract

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. Phase 2 of AUNT-SUE will build on the suite of tools developed in Phase I and apply these to intensive case studies of transport interchanges, nodes and development areas. This will both develop and test techniques to design accessible journey environments (routes and facilities) and transport provision and planning, and consult on these with people who have been identified as socially excluded from travel. Three inter-linked research modules will be validated through integrated case studies outlined below, utilising a GIS-based platform supported by CAD, relational databases and both quantitative and qualitative social surveys.

Publications

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Description Brighton & Hove Council 
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Bristol City Council 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description British Transport Police 
Organisation British Transport Police
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description British Urban Regeneration Association 
Organisation British Urban Regeneration Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
Start Year 2007
 
Description CCD Design and Ergonomics Ltd 
Organisation CCD Design & Ergonomics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Docklands Light Railway 
Organisation Transport for London
Department Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Greater Manchester Passenger Transport E 
Organisation Transport for Greater Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Hertfordshire County Council 
Organisation Hertfordshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description London Borough of Camden 
Organisation London Borough of Lambeth Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description London Borough of Tower Hamlets 
Organisation London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
Start Year 2007
 
Description London Transport Users Committee 
Organisation London Transport Users Committee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Royal Inst Chartered Surveyors 
Organisation Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
Start Year 2007
 
Description South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Exec 
Organisation South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007
 
Description Transport for London 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2007