Prof. David Banister and Dr Jennie Middleton awarded funding for research into the everyday mobilities of visually impaired young people
Prof. David Banister and Dr Jennie Middleton of the Transport Studies Unit, together with Prof. Harry Daniels (Department of Education, Oxford) have been awarded a John Fell Fund grant on 'everyday mobilities of visually impaired young people' …
Do new walking and cycling routes increase active travel, improve public health and mitigate carbon emissions?
First, the good news: new study finds high-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling for better health. Now the not-so-good news: despite these increases in active travel and physical activity further study finds no change in carbon emissions from motorised transport …
The TSU takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of transport futures, drawing on relevant, state-of-the art developments in geography, environmental and transport studies, economics, sociology, psychology and the engineering sciences. We also draw on the full spectrum of available methods and underpinning philosophies for our research. For information on our current and future research, please see our Research Agenda.
The research conducted at the TSU addresses transport from different thematic and methodological perspectives. We have four broad research themes:
Our current research projects include:
- Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED)
- Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA)
- Servicizing policy for resource efficient economy (SPREE)
- TRANSFORuM: Transport 2050
- Transport and Social Exclusion: New Directions and National Comparisons (TranSENDaNC)
- UK Energy Research Centre: Energy Demand Theme