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cycle BOOM

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Flora Hands

on 1 April 2014

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Transcript of cycle BOOM

IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
A study to understand cycling amongst the older population and how this affects independence, health and wellbeing in the UK

Public open spaces in the UK
are not inclusive for older cyclists
Older cyclists are vastly
under-represented in the UK

Mobility and independence are important for wellbeing in later life
Cycling can contribute to physical and mental health and wellbeing through:
Access to activities outside the home
Sense of control
Social engagement
But there is little understanding of cycling by older people or existing design guidance
Objectives
Understanding how the design of our towns and cities, and bicycle technology is shaping older people's experience of cycling
Creating toolkit for policy makers and practitioners to enable cycling
HOW?
WHO?

WHAT?

REVIEWING
Knowledge of cycling in older age and its impact
ANALYSING
Success in encouraging cycling in two European cities
INTERVIEWING
Older people about cycling in their lives
ACCOMPANYING
Older people on routine cycle journeys
TRIALLING
Electric bikes and their benefits compared with regular cycling
WHERE?

People aged 50-59 and 60+
PROJECT MENTOR
: Professor Colin Pooley
Website
http://www.cycleboom.org
Twitter
Blog
Newsletters/
Articles
Seminars/
Conference Presentations/
Schools
Documentary film
Toolkit
IMPACT
Developing more inclusive neighbourhoods, towns and cities
Developing a more sustainable and inclusive transport system
Designing products suited to the growing market of older people
Developing novel research methods and new understanding of cycling
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