Seven New Accessible Vehicles Launched by Lime for Persons with Disabilities to Access Micromobility

Americas, Transportation, February 23 2021

Photo of the Lime Accessible Micromobility Vehicle

UNITED STATES: If you live in New York City and use a manual wheelchair, you may soon be able to use the Lime app to order a free rental of an attachment that turns it into a power vehicle. The design is one of seven adaptive vehicles the micromobility company… Continue Reading »

UK: Southeastern to Implement Additional Accessibility Measures under new Accessible Travel Policy

Europe, Transportation, February 22 2021

Person on a wheelchair getting down a train ramp

UK: A host of new measures that have been designed to improve the travel experience on Southeastern services for anyone who has a disability or mobility issue are being implemented during 2021, it has been announced. They are part of the operator’s new Accessible Travel Policy that is now available following approval by… Continue Reading »

Redesigned Wheelchair Offers Easier Storage in Aircrafts

Global, Transportation, February 18 2021

A rear view of the Revolve Air wheelchair, opened up

Back in 2018, we heard about a full-size foldable wheel known as the Revolve. Its inventor, Andrea Mocellin, has now incorporated the technology into a wheelchair that folds down to fit inside an airliner’s overhead baggage area. The wheel itself features a central hub, six folding aluminum structures that take the… Continue Reading »

Berlin Introduces Pedestrian Law Putting a Greater Focus on Inclusive Pedestrian First Mobility

Built Environment, Europe, Transportation, February 15 2021

Photo of a traffic signal

GERMANY: Berlin has introduced a law elevating the status of pedestrians and making its mobility ecosystem more usable for wheelchair users and the visually impaired. The so-called ‘pedestrian law’– an amendment of the city’s 2018 Mobility Act – was passed by the state parliament at the end of January and is the first… Continue Reading »

Canada and Ontario Invest in Accessible Public Transit Infrastructure for Residents of Peel Region

Americas, Transportation, February 4 2021

A bus of the Region of Peel with a woman with physical impairments standing near it.

CANADA: Funding for two projects that will modernize and improve accessibility for Peel Region’s public transit system was announced by the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, on behalf of the Honorable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s… Continue Reading »

16th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities (TRANSED)

Americas, Events, Transportation, February 1 2021

16th International Conference on Mobility and Transportation Event Banner

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support by the U.S. Department of Transportation, invites your participation in the 16th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Older Adults and People with Disabilities (TRANSED), themed Inclusive and Accessible Transportation in Community and Regional… Continue Reading »

Australia: Focus Group to Discuss ‘Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Technologies

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, January 25 2021

Image depicting cars on the road with the wifi sign symbolising connected to each other.

AUSTRALIA: This research initiative by the Centre for Technology Infusion (CTI) at La Trobe University, and supported by the AFDO, will utilise a short-term focus group to discuss ‘Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies’ (such as driverless cars) to identify ways these emerging technologies can improve personal and public transport options… Continue Reading »

New Whitepaper Focuses on Urban Air Mobility for All

Europe, Transportation, January 21 2021

Representational Image of an Urban Air Vehicle

UK: Regulators, local authorities and industry groups will need to incorporate the views and priorities of disabled groups in their early planning phase if the promise – and full market value – of advanced air mobility (AAM) and urban air mobility (UAM) systems are to be fully realised, according to a white… Continue Reading »

US Government Aims to Make Rental Cars More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

Americas, Transportation, December 30 2020

USA: NHTSA believes its proposed rule will make life a lot easier for people with disabilities, especially those using a wheelchair. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday proposed a new rule that should make mobility far more accessible to those living with disabilities, especially those using a wheelchair. The government… Continue Reading »

Micromobility Firm Tier to Add Artificial Warning Sounds to its Fleet of e-Scooters

Europe, Transportation, November 3 2020

image of three e-scooters parked on the sidewalk

Micromobility firm Tier will add artificial warning sounds to its fleet of e-scooters to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The European e-scooter operator said it plans to roll the sound alert out across its vehicles in 2021.  Tier is working with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust,… Continue Reading »

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