Presentation on theme: "Inclusive transport for sustainable development Tom Rickert Executive Director, Access Exchange International UNDESA Forum July 19-20, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Inclusive transport for sustainable development Tom Rickert Executive Director, Access Exchange International UNDESA Forum July 19-20, 2013
The number of elderly persons and persons with disabilities is going to increase in most of the world. Along with everyone else, they are going to need public transport.
Fortunately, what helps seniors and persons with disabilities to ride helps everyone else to ride.
Everyone needs universal access to buses, trains, three- wheelers, sidewalks, pedestrian paths, and street crossings. Photos: India & Tanzania
Four examples of cities promoting access for all Regulation s in place to implement national or municipal laws Staff assigned to plan and implement universal access Work proceeding to make sidewalks & crossings accessible Work proceeding to make buses and bus stops accessible Accessible paratransit (vans, taxis, etc) to compleme nt buses, rail Cape Town São Paulo Istanbul Kuala Lumpur
A case study Kuala Lumpur A municipal government office with full-time staff consults with all interested parties to carry out access audits and to successfully promote access to bus, rail, van and taxi systems as well as public facilities and pedestrian ways.