Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Working Group on Sustainable Accessibility for All

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Accessibility has been a topic of growing interest in transport planning and policy making in recent years. The International Transport Forum (ITF) Working Group on ‘Sustainable Accessibility for All’ considers how governments can most effectively ensure that all transport users have adequate accessibility in the context of a sustainable mobility future. This includes a particular focus on the needs of vulnerable demographics, including older persons, people with disabilities, low-income groups, and residents of urban peripheries, regional towns and remote areas. Car dependency for daily activities remains a major barrier to a sustainable mobility system, especially in the extra-urban context and in non-peak periods. The concept of a ‘Mobility Service Guarantee’, which would effectively make private car ownership unnecessary, has been on the political agenda in several countries and is also considered as part of this Working Group.

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