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Title

Bringing everyone aboard: fostering access for all

Session

18 May
09:00 to 10:30

Location

Hall 2, Level +1

Mobility is essential to our way of life. It enables us to get to work, visit friends and family, and access healthcare, education and other essential services. Providing easy access to mobility for all is crucial to establishing a more robust and equitable economy. While many people take the ability to travel between places for granted, this is not the case for everyone. Access to transport can be problematic for people living in less developed regions or areas, people with physical challenges, elderly groups, and even women in some parts of the world. A mobility system needs to be as inclusive as possible to ensure access for lower-density communities, households of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, people from different gender and age groups, and individuals lacking digital access. 

This session focuses on the ways policymakers can work across sectors to provide a safe, sustainable, affordable, equitable and efficient transport system that provides access and mobility to all society. Given the world’s rapid urbanisation (more than 68% of the global population will live in cities by 2050, according to the UN), this session explores how to better plan mobility systems to provide access to current and future urban and peri-urban settlements. This session also covers how better planning and integration of traditional (walking, cycling, public transport) and emerging transport modes (shared mobility and micromobility) can improve accessibility for all living in cities. Finally, the panel will also look into leveraging regulatory and technological measures to make informal transport sustainable, accessible and affordable for all and part of the broader mobility system.

- Where are we heading in terms of future mobility? Why does equality in mobility and access matter in this context?

- What should the government do to ensure equal access rights and conditions for the elderly, women, and physically challenged travellers?

- What are the innovative and efficient solutions to providing access to people living in peri-urban or low population density areas? 

- How can the public sector keep up with technology development and bridge the gaps of access to new mobility services for society?

- How do we deliver the necessary changes to our mobility systems through government interventions and partnering with industry and others? 

 

Related work

Speakers

Benacer Boulaajoul

General Director

National Road Safety Agency, Morocco

Constantin Grosch

Project Manager - Breaking Barriers

Sozialhelden e.V.

Neele Reimann-Philipp

Head of Public Policy DACH

Voi Technology

Clarisse Cunha Linke

Brazil Director

Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)

Bronwen Thornton

CEO

WALK21