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cycle BOOM Swansea Dec 2013

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Transcript of cycle BOOM Swansea Dec 2013

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

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

Cycling may contribute to physical & mental health and to wellbeing through:
Access to activities outside the home
A sense of independence and control
Opportunities for 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 a toolkit for policy makers and practitioners to enable more cycling by older people
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
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
Physical activity
'For too long the focus has been on advising individuals to take an active approach to life. There has been far too little consideration of the social and physical environments that enable such activity to be taken.'

Das and Horton, Rethinking our approach to physical activity, Lancet 2012
Funded by the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing cross-council programme. Grant No. EP/K037242/1
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