Dr Emma Street featured on the BBC Radio Berkshire
18 November 2013
Dr Emma Street from Real Estate & Planning was featured on the BBC Radio Berkshire lunchtime show on 18th November. Emma talked to host Paul Coia about the CycleBOOM project.
Dr Emma Street from Real Estate & Planning was featured on the BBC Radio Berkshire lunchtime show today. Emma talked to host Paul Coia about the CycleBOOM project. The research, which is being run in collaboration with academics at Oxford Brookes, Cardiff, and UWE (Bristol), seeks to better understand the needs of older cyclists. Emma explained to Paul that one of the key motivations for the research was to explore the ways the the current boom in cycling can be extended to older people. The benefits of cycling for individual physical and mental wellbeing are well-documented, but there are also wider social benefits such as reduced traffic congestion, and savings in health and social care services. The research will run over 3 years, and involves a range of methods, including ride-along and life history interviews, a lab-based experimental E-bike trial, and an audit of urban design features across the 4 cities. The project website launches today, so take a look to find out more and possibly sign up (or encourage your relatives and friends aged 50+) to get involved! www.cycleboom.org.