ITS providers urged to factor in inclusive mobility
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Transport solution providers using ITS must consider disabled and vulnerable travellers in their initial thinking or miss out on a significant market, warns the ITS (UK) Inclusive Mobility Interest Group.
Additionally, the group emphasised the importance of companies including people with mental health issues and other non-visible impairments in their considerations for solutions.
A checklist of steps for transport providers to consider will be drawn up by the group in a bid to ensure no user group is excluded. It has also pledged to offer advice in autumn on inclusive mobility to other ITS (UK) interest groups - including a call to industry to encourage more disabled people to make a career in ITS.