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Thousands to shape £8 million age-friendly design projects

ination phase will engage hundreds of stakeholders from policy, practice and the not-for-profit sector

Project partners:

Age Scotland Alzheimer Scotland
anderson bell and christie Architecture and Design Scotland
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland City of Edinburgh Council
Design for All Foundation Emotiv Lifesciences Inc
Landscape Institute Living Streets Scotland
Manchester City Council NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Lothian NHS Research Scotland
Stroke Association Sustrans

Press contacts:

Mire Cox M 07870 297 819
Edd McCraken Press and Public Relations Officer, University of Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 651 4400

Promoting Independent Cycling for Enhancing Later Life Experience and Social Synergy through Design (PrICELESS Design) - EP/K037242/1 led by Dr Tim Jones - Oxford Brookes University in collaboration with academics at University of Reading, University of the West of England, University of Cardiff.

Grant value 1.2 million

The team will use a novel mixed-methods approach with 240 participants from across four UK cities and will involve biographic interviews, secondary data analysis, mobile-interviews, and an experimental trial with new or returning cycle users.

The project will examine data from the UK and abroad to develop a toolkit for policy makers and practitioners. This will advise them on how the built environment and technology could be designed to support and promote cycling amongst current and future older generations. The findings will hopefully highlight how an ageing population can become or remain 'velomobile' and how this might benefit public health and wellbeing, as well as liveability of our cities.

Project Partners:

Age UK Bristol City Council Britis

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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