Rugeley, Staffordshire (England)
Type/s of pollution
Sustainable Development Goals addressed?
Number of citizens scientists involved
The project started on the the 1st of March 2021, this data will be updated in the next months.
Is the pilot looking for participants?
If you live in Rugeley or in another town in Staffordshire and you are interested in getting involved, please write to the pilot team using the contacts provided on this page.
What is this project about?
This project will engage citizens in collecting spatially referenced mobility data pertaining to their patterns of active travel within their community. They will use the outputs from this data to encourage and educate their community and local authorities about sustainable travel opportunities/barriers for the town, thus tackling issues of local transport-related pollution.
There will be two levels of engagement. Firstly, through contributors who will map the most effective/ relative quality of local routes. The project will also engage with those who experience mobility challenges, allowing them to collect their own data, but also in promoting a ‘buddy’ system and getting contributors to complete routes for them, thus facilitating inclusive design on new mobility networks. Secondly, citizen scientists will be trained as to how to collect, analyse and generate visualisations using a Geographic Information Systems approach. The data will be produced by the community for the community to encourage modal shifts in travel.
The pilot builds on the previous Zero Carbon Rugeley project that works towards an innovative design for a town-wide Smart Local Energy System (SLES) in Rugeley (West Midlands, England). The pilot is led by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at Keele University.
Are you interested in taking part?
If you live in Rugeley or in another town in Staffordshire and you are interested in getting involved please write to the pilot team using the contacts provided in this page.