Transport for people with reduced mobility

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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 Maria Guilarte / Updated: 23 Sep 2016

A new book published about Mobility Management and Integrated Transport Policies from PhD Thesis in Brazil

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Book´s name
¨Gerenciamento da Mobilidade e Política Integrada dos Transportes
Pesquisa de resultados com sucesso no mundo, contribuindo com uma metodologia proposta para o Brasil e América Latina¨

Printed by Novas Edições Acadêmicas (2016-08-08), Germany

Project Book: ISBN-13: 978-3-8417-2145-7
ISBN-10:3841721451EAN:9783841721457

Language: PT from Brazil

Research vision and contribution for all transport and sustainable mobility community:

By Gabor Heves / Updated: 15 Sep 2016
By News Editor / Updated: 02 Sep 2016

European Mobility Week

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign is the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to citizens, to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing in order to induce behavioural change and make progress towards creating a more sustainable transport strategy for Europe

By Martin Schiefelbusch / Updated: 09 Aug 2016

Seminar discusses role of 'flexible' public transport

Public transport comes in different forms and sizes, including demand-responsive (or 'flexible') services that have been part of the public transport systems for quite some time now. 

In most western societies, Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT) is mainly used in areas of low demand or for special needs while elsewhere it may be the backbone of public transport. 

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By Hyatt / Updated: 03 Aug 2016

Do you work in the field of sustainable mobility? Please share your experience!

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I have created a survey intended for individuals and organizations, who are concerned with Sustainable Mobility and Urban Development. The survey seeks to gain key insights into which factors best support change (modal shift) in cities, by better understanding the priorities, strategies and experiences of all who are concerned with this topic.

By News Editor / Updated: 23 Jun 2016

Workshop presents ICT solutions for mobility impaired (Spain)

Madrid City Council together with the EU-funded SIMON mobility project hosted a seminar last week to present applications and services that can help people with disabilities and elderly people with mobility and parking.

Some 100 people attended the seminar, including mobility managers and representatives from Spanish public authorities and associations.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 04 Jul 2016

Bucharest metro increases access to transport (Romania)

Bucharest's metro network has announced that it will implement routes for use by visually-impaired passengers at its existing metro stations.

The routes will be marked using special ceramic tiles. It is one of a number of measures that the Bucharest metro is developing to ensure that passengers with disabilities and additional needs are accommodated on the network.

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By News Editor / Updated: 26 May 2016

Klaipėda tests bus network for people with reduced mobility (Lithuania)

The city of Klaipėda conducted a recent experiment where it assessed how well buses and related infrastructure were adapted to the needs of its citizens with disabilities.

The test was conducted together with the Klaipėda Disability Council, whose members went on a trip around the city using buses.

While all of Klaipėda’s buses have low floors and are generally adapted to people with reduced mobility, the experiment revealed that shortcomings still existed.

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By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 12 Feb 2016

Webinar: City for everyone

How can a city become a more accessible community for all of its citizens, not simply by providing more wheelchair ramps and automatic doors, but actually serving all types of forms of mobility?

Ensuring good accessibility, for example, to elderly and people with disabilities can solve lot of important daily issues for a large number of citizens.

By exploring new approaches to this important issue, a city can effectively improve the mobility for all of its citizens.

Accessibility and social equity are at the centre of this webinar, organised by the CIVITAS project.

By News Editor / Updated: 22 Dec 2015

Milan wins Access City Award 2016 (Italy)

Milan has won an award recognising its efforts towards making it more accessible for people with disabilities.

The Italian city won the European Union’s 2016 Access City Award. The award is one of the actions adopted from the EU disability strategy which aims to make Europe barrier-free.

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