Challenges: Access and mobility
There is gradual tendency of making transport systems focus on meeting the needs of motorised individual mobility and the needs of commuters. Often this prioritisation however excludes a significant proportion of the population. For example, those caring for children, women, disadvantaged or vulnerable people, whose different safety concerns may not be addressed by existing provisions. These vulnerable groups also include those too poor to afford a car (or use public transport), and those living in areas that are poorly or not at all served by public transport services or other transport infrastructure (e.g. pedestrian or cycling facilities), children, the elderly and physically challenged, and migrants or other groups with literacy deficiencies. To improve access and mobility for all, it is important that transport innovations consider the needs of all users with particular attention to the needs of the vulnerable groups mentioned above when planning and suggesting interventions in cities. Project implementers should actively involve actors and stakeholder groups through inclusive and user-centric approaches to enhance user acceptance and accessibility.
Below you will find a selection of relevant tools related to the thematic area.
Business models and operations
Factsheet: Modal Interchanges
Factsheet: Smart sustainable neighbourhoods
Factsheet: Digitally enabled citizen participation in cities