sDNA has secured ESRC IAA funding (ESRC £20,000 + contributions in kind of £44,000) to work with three global transport consultancies and sustainable transport charity Sustrans on sDNA impact projects in the context of the positive active travel policy in Wales.
This funding will go towards development to enable public sector, private sector and communities end users to easily use spatial Design Network Analysis (sDNA) software tools to exploit open data, free and open source software, and to objectively characterise the built environment for robust strategic decision making in sustainable transport, walking and cycling, planning, public health and spatial policies that improve people’s lives.
What does this mean for existing sDNA users? Expect to see two things in the coming months. Usability enhancements, and more detailed guidance on how to use sDNA for modelling pedestrian and cycling transport.