We Need to Make Cycling Inclusive and Accessible to All

79

When cities plan access for people with different abilities, they function better for all people. As cities worldwide face challenges of congestion, pollution, safety concerns, and inequality in mobility, these issues often impact marginalized groups the most. Particularly, people with disabilities, children, older populations, and women are disproportionately affected by urban and transport designs that fail to consider their perspectives and unique travel needs. The inclusion of universal design criteria in designing our streets and public spaces could allow everyone to move and travel as they need, but all too often our pedestrian and cycling infrastructure does not receive the necessary planning, investment, and support to insure access for all.

The post We Need to Make Cycling Inclusive and Accessible to All first appeared on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.