People with reduced mobility such as those with permanent or temporary disabilities, the elderly and parents with small children often depend on cars for their daily mobility due to the barriers they encounter in public spaces and transport.
Local and regional authorities can enable people with reduced mobility to adopt lifestyles which are more independent of cars, by making other modes such as walking, cycling and public transport more accessible. Measures to increase accessibility can also result in energy savings and increased service quality for all passengers.
The Isemoa project has produced a comprehensive database of existing information, guidance materials, handbooks, and recommendations for the improvement of the accessibility of public spaces and public transport in numerous languages, and covering different mobility modes and types of people with reduced mobility.
To see the database, visit isemoa.eu.
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