go to top scroll for more


Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number EP/E04025X/1
Title Accessibility & User Needs in Transport for Sustainable Urban Environments - AUNT-SUE
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 10%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 20%;
Principal Investigator Dr R Marshall
No email address given
Design and Technology
Loughborough University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2007
End Date 31 December 2009
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £296,704
Industrial Sectors Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region East Midlands
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr R Marshall , Design and Technology, Loughborough University (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor K Case , Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr D Gyi , Human Sciences, Loughborough University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Hertfordshire County Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , RICS Foundation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Transport for Greater Manchester (0.000%)
Project Contact , London Borough of Camden (0.000%)
Project Contact , London Transport Users Committee (0.000%)
Project Contact , Docklands Light Railway (0.000%)
Project Contact , London Borough of Tower Hamlets (0.000%)
Project Contact , South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Exec (0.000%)
Project Contact , Brighton and Hove Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bristol City Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Transport Police (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Urban Regeneration Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , CCD Design and Ergonomics Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Transport for London (0.000%)
Web Site
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 isto 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 (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 31/05/07