Thursday, 22 July 2010

Multidisciplinary Sandpit


This sandpit will focus upon determinants and incentives for changing travel behaviour, habits and practice in order to better understand how we can move toward increased use of lower carbon transport.

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In November 2009 an initial joint scoping workshop was run by the Department for Transport (DfT) and RCUK Energy Programme to identify possible research themes for a Grand Challenge in Transport. After further consultation with the transport research community, “Determinants and incentives for changing travel behaviour, habits and practice” has been identified as a major research challenge and therefore the focus of this sandpit. Providing funding support in this area will contribute toward making a transformational impact upon energy usage and emissions, and improve our understanding of how to promote lower carbon choices to achieve longer term change.

It is envisaged that proposals generated from this sandpit will:

Increase adoption of sustainable modes and lower carbon travel choices (including public transport and walking/cycling).
Reduce energy consumption and emissions from the transport sector.
Allow economic stability and continued economic growth.
Maintain / Improve quality of life.

This sandpit will take forward the evolving research agenda in this area to bring fresh approaches to this challenge.

Closing date: 4 PM on 18 August 2010

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