First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The ways in which authorities can meet the mobility needs of an ageing population and people with disabilities are to be addressed at ITS International’s MaaS Market Conference later this month.
Beth Cocker, head of design and consultancy at ESP group subsidiary Viaqqio will describe MaaS-derived pilot projects in the UK West Midlands and in Scotland. Viaqqio has used elements of modular-designed MaaS software previously used in Dundee to address two important issues: the requirements of elderly drivers returning to public transport having surrendered their driving licence; and mobility for those with dementia.
These groups are major concerns for local authorities which are responsible for providing accessible transport for all citizens, and catering for their needs can require significant funds.
Also considering those with disabilities will be Berry den Brinker, a researcher at the VU University in Amsterdam. He has authored papers on mobility for those with sight loss and improving cycle lane safety and will consider how to promote walking and cycling through mobility policies.
MaaS Market 2019 will take place at the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London on 20-21 March. For full details of the programme, and to book tickets, go to www.maas-market.com
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