VISIT sought to integrate AUNT-SUE tools and techniques in order to map and model alternative scenarios, and assess the impact of proposed designs on both regular and new users - for example people of different ages, abilities and levels of confidence. The research focused on spaces in and around the nodes of urban transport from bus/tram stops to more complex multi-modal interchanges.     


Key ‘products’ developed through VISIT include:

  • A GIS-based multi-criteria ‘whole journey’ audit tool to help identify areas with accessibility deficits for particular groups
  • Adaptation of Geographic Information Systems for Participation (GIS-P), enabling users to express views and preferences in their own terms and on an equal footing with transport professionals, designers and planners
  • 2D and 3D visualisation to help practitioners design-in more people, and design out crime/ fear of crime
  • Case study collaboration with the HADRIAN ergonomics research team to inform passenger improvements at Greenwich railway station


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Key Documents


Case Study



E: Steve Shaw 


Research led by

LMet University -
Cities Institute