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Planners, policy makers and transport providers need to ensure accessibility for passengers with specific needs such as people with disabilities or senior citizens. This may include measures to ensure the accessibility of public transport or specific services such as 'dial-a-ride' schemes.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 24 Sep 2018

New HiReach project addresses innovative mobility solutions to cope with transport poverty

HiReach, funded under Horizon 2020 EU Programme, focuses on the development of new tools and business models to improve accessibility for difficult to reach areas - encouraging inclusive and participative mobility - and deal with the needs of potentially vulnerable social groups. The latter category within HiReach include children and young people with disabilities, low income and unemployed persons, elderly, migrants, people living in rural and deprived areas as well as other vulnerable to exclusion citizens.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

UK strategy targets fully accessible transport network by 2030

New measures, backed by hundreds of millions of pounds, will help to ensure that people with disabilities in the UK can travel confidently and easily. Towards the end of July, the Department for Transport set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy, which will improve accessibility across all types of travel for those with both visible and less visible disabilities.

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 31 Jul 2018

New INCLUSION project addresses transport options of vulnerable groups in peripheral areas

 

Vulnerable societal groups in Europe’s remote and rural areas often lack transport options, such as frequent public transport services. Consequently, the elderly, young people, the unemployed, those from low income groups, minorities and those with mobility impairments, often face reduced access to services, jobs, education and recreation.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 Jun 2018

Transport As a Service Technology Conference 2018

Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology Conference is a new two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on 9 - 10 July, 2018 at The Slate, Coventry, UK.

The TaaS Technology Conference will bring together international experts for two days of in-depth discussions and exhibits focused on the opportunities and challenges of a mobility future that leverages CAVs and TaaS technologies.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 29 May 2018

Collective bike rides in Greece to raise awareness on urban mobility and SUMPs

On 13th May thousands of people and cyclists participated in a collective bike ride in Athens and 26 Greek other cities, along with associations of pedestrians. The aim of the event was to remind public authorities of the need to make Greek cities friendlier, safer, more eco-friendly and inclusive places to live.  The event hoped to concentrate focus on the most vulnerable categories of people, who are (in the context of transport), pedestrians, cyclists and people with reduced mobility.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Apr 2018

“Dial-a-bus” meets “Mobility 4.0”

The first dial-a-bus service in Germany was launched in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance 40 years ago. It was the only one with a fully flexible operation in Germany. Since 1977/78, flexible services have been established in various forms. Today, they are reaching their next level of development: called “Shared Mobility” or “Pooling-on-Demand”. For this reason, the Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (NVBW) is going to celebrate the 40th anniversary and invites you to come to Friedrichshafen. 

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 17 Aug 2018
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 20 Mar 2018