How can a city become a more accessible community for all of its citizens – and 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 their citizens.
Accessibility and social equity are at the center of our next CIVITAS webinar. On February 22nd three guest panelists shared their experiences and thoughts on the topic. Together these three panelists introduced new approaches, latest experiences and best practices that can help any city in evaluating their own accessibility strategy in city planning and urban mobility agenda. See the webinar recording >>
Alicja Pawlowska, City of Gdynia, Poland
"Increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities in Gdynia"
Gdynia has successfully implemented an accessibility strategy in the city planning, and received several recognitions for their accomplishments on the matter. Alicja Pawlowska will highlight the most important aspects to this strategy and the results achieved in including all citizens to the city’s mobility agenda.
Teresa Santos, Porto University/ INESC TEC, Portugal
"Elderly Mobility and Social Exclusion - Identification of vulnerable geographical units”
In her presentation, Teresa Santos will introduce a simple tool developed to help support transportation planning. The tool is based on the differentiation of geographical units according to elderly's vulnerability to social exclusion due to lack of transportation.
Klaus Bondam, CEO, Danish Cyclists Federation, Denmark
“Cycling for all – also the seniors in our cities and thus promoting live long active mobility”
What can be done in terms of accessibility to make people aged 50+ to continue cycling? Klaus Bodem summarizes the results of a recent study conducted by Danish Cycling Federation and the DaneAge association.