European Transport and Mobility Forum

Good practices of accessible urban development

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The document was prepared by the Secretariat for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Division for Social Policy and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in close cooperation with the Essl Foundation.

“A city that is well designed is well designed for all. Accessibility, as a collective good that benefits all, should therefore be considered a central component of good policy to achieve inclusive and sustainable urban development.”

The document provides information on best practices at international, regional, sub-regional and national levels for including persons with disabilities in all aspects of development efforts.

Thes selection of case studies published does not aim in any way to be exhaustive; it simply aims to offer a set of illustrative examples. To satisfy the criteria for best practice, the examples e.g. had to promote accessibility in one or more urban sectors, such as built environment, public space, transportation and information and communications, including ICTs, and public services;

Part II of the case studies include good examples in the field of transportation from all over the world:

  • Inclusive Public Transportation from South Africa

  • Accessibility standard for public transportation in Indonesia

  • Accessibility for people with disabilities to the Bus Rapid Transit System Metrobus in Mexico

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Accessibility in San Francisco, USA and

  • Visual and acoustic information on public buses in Spain

Your good examples are also welcome and will be discussed in Working Group II.

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