S.I.C.T.A - Sustainable Innovation for Children Transporting Actively
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för hälsovetenskap|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 900 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - December 2022|
|Venture||Innovationer för ett hållbart samhälle|
Purpose and goal
The final goal of the project is to develop a model for sustainable behavioral change in children´s active transportation. The project will involve several social benefits; improvement of children´s physical and mental health as well as cognitive capacity, reduction of emissions from car transport, traffic congestion and traffic hazards near schools.
Expected results and effects
The project will generate new knowledge, skills, tools and policies concerning children´s active transportation. This is achieved through interdisciplinary research from six different research areas in Luleå University of Technology, and will cover the areas of health, environment, transport and sustainable cities. The program already has strong support from end users, but we intend to establish long-term cooperation between researchers, municipalities, companies and organizations to promote a sustainable change in the use of active transportation.
Planned approach and implementation
The purpose of this project will be achieved through six work packages: "Long-term evaluation for finding key behavioral changes", "Development of planning and analysis tools for managing future processes and policies", "New knowledge about applying gamification to active transportation", "Early evaluation of a complex intervention aimed at increasing active transportation," "Spread" and "Building on cooperation and future research".