DePICT project, Designing and Policy Implementation for encouraging Cycling and walking Trips
The DePICT project, Designing and Policy Implementation for encouraging Cycling and walking Trips, aims to determine which features of urban environments, local communities, and the governance of physical infrastructures influence walking and cycling and how these can be optimised to achieve sustainable urban mobility for all.
How do pedestrians and cyclists experience particular characteristics of their walking and cycling environments and which of these do they prefer? We employ a novel 3D immersive simulation technology to gather information in the Netherlands and in Brazil on different walking and cycling environments and user preferences.
The cities in the Netherlands and São Paulo show large difference in quality, quantity and use of walking and cycling infrastructures. A comparison of preferences of various walking and cycling environments by applying virtual reality simulations could reveal the importance of local contexts and cultural differences. The results could be used by local policymakers, planners or different local interest groups.
In the DePICT project CycleSPEX is applied to determine which features of urban environments influence walking and cycling.