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Visions research discussed at Youth Select Committee hearing

Friday 13 July 2012

SURFACE research has been presented at a Youth Select Committee hearing on the challenges faced by young people in accessing public transport services and travelling safely.

Focusing on improving the take-up of ‘active travel’ (walking and cycling) in the UK, the research was undertaken as part of the Visions2030 project, which reported to the EPSRC in June this year. Speaking to the Committee as part of an invited panel of experts was James Macmillen, a Visions consortium member from the University of Oxford, who mentioned the work SURFACE did with focus groups of young people, establishing the barriers and enablers to walking and cycling. Answering a question on engaging younger people in transport issues, James also drew attention to the participatory techniques used in Visions, including interactive 3D computer modeling.

You can watch a recording of the Youth Select Committee hearing on young people and transport here. Find out more about Visions2030 on our Research page.