The latest Swarco-sponsored Talking Transport podcast is all about the vital issue of inclusive mobility, and how transport planners and providers can make sure everyone can use our transport network. You can listen here.
This programme features a debate held at Traffex 2019 which covered a range issues, such as the travel experiences of blind people, wheelchair users, the elderly, how hard is it to get about and what simple solutions make a world of difference and how important is technology in improving the travelling experience?
Debate chair, SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton, was joined in the Traffex theatre Dom Hyams, the Digital and Communications Director at Grid Smarter Cities, who’s a wheelchair user, Bryan Matthews, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and chair of the ITS (UK) Inclusive Mobility Forum, who’s blind plus Helen Aluko-olokun, Policy Business Partner at Guide Dogs and Mervyn Kohler, External Affairs Adviser, AGE UK.
The debate featured a range of interesting views, personal experiences and examples of where the highways and transport technology industries could do better. It’s well worth a half-hour listen!