Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations

Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations Founded in 2006 the Association Accès Universel is dedicated to the promotion of full and equitable access for all. Créée en 2006, l’Association Accès Universel a pour mission de promouvoir l’accessibilité dans tous les domaines de la vie en société : Cadre bâti, transports, emploi, éducation et formation, santé, communication, nouvelles technologies, culture, loisirs , …

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CLIMATE CHANGE FORDING EMIGRATION IN CENTRAL AMERICAHello Eric,It seems clear that climate is causing much of the migrat...
20/11/2019

CLIMATE CHANGE FORDING EMIGRATION IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Hello Eric,

It seems clear that climate is causing much of the migration from Central America into Mexico and then into the United States in recent years.

Climate is also responsible for temperature rise in the Sonoran desert, especially impacting the USA southern border state of Arizona and Mexican northern border states of Baja California and Sonora.

Children with disability, and children who become disabled by the trauma of migration, are thus impacted, with their lives disrupted and school attendance disrupted or eliminated. See graphs below, but these thoughts are just thrown together and need more careful wording, especially as to issues around walking and/or riding to school by children and youth with disabilities, which is a concern we are working on through a report on USA & Mexico border state school transportation issues.

Tom

bout the author

Tom Rickert is founder and Executive Director of Access Exchange International (AEI), a non-profit agency promoting accessible public transit for persons with disabilities and seniors in less-wealthy countries around the world. Prior to founding AEI, he was Manager of Accessible Services for San Francisco’s bus and light rail systems as well as coordinator of San Francisco’s door-to-door van and taxi services for disabled passengers.

Rickert is a member of the Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility of the USA’s Transportation Research Board and is Co-chair of its International Subcommittee. He is a member of the International Steering Committee for the International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons, to be held September 17-21, 2012, in New Delhi. You can contact him at [email protected]

* For an excellent bibliography of sources of information from many parts of the world reporting on accessibility of Bus Rapid transit Systems, click to http://www.globalride-sf.org/rnl.html#design

31/10/2019
Climate ActionPlan Reykjavik Mobility 2020: Creating a Climate of Change

THE FIVE PERCENT 2020 CLIMATE CHALLENGE
The World Climate Emergency // // New Mobility Action Plan

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. -- Buckminster Fuller

Thank you for your expression of interest in our shared concerns about our cities and our planet. I am honored and look forward to being able to follow progress in your work and projects. Looking ahead -- and just so it is clear -- as a result of a vigorous recentering of my priority concerns for 2020 and beyond, I have shifted the totality of my work and engagement to the World Climate Emergency -- and the following six key words and references: Climate.Cities.Space.Time.Action.NewMobility.org.

2020 PARTNER SEARCH:
* Cities that are ready to step up the 2020 Five Percent Climate Challenge
* Research/Consulting groups or teams with deep expertise in these issues
* Sponsors of specific city projects, supporting events, overall research and support

COLLABORATIVE CITY PROJECTS GETTING UNDERWAY – (Facebook intro + Global/Local context)
* Reykjavik – https://www.facebook.com/IcelandStepsUp + http://bit.ly/2JB59MP
* Maribor – https://www.facebook.com/MariborStepsUp/ + http://bit.ly/2N9yIG0
* Penang – https://www.facebook.com/PenangClimateMobility/ + http://bit.ly/2WbweuS
* Your City https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityAgenda/ + http://bit.ly/2WbmWPq

FOR MORE AS IT OCCURS. . .
- World Streets at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com -
- Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityAgenda/.
- Context: Latest on the world wide web at http://bit.ly/2Jin4aK
- Action Toolkit https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/2020actiontoolkit/
CONTACT: [email protected], Tl. W/app +336 5088 00787,Skype — newmobility.
E. [email protected] [email protected]
* * * For now please copy to both emails please * * *
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? - Attributed to Albert Einstein

1 Sept. 2019. Page just getting underway. in support of Climate.Space.Time.NewMobility.org 2020 Five Percent Challenge. Intended for international readers and collaborators.

(More to follow here.)

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22/10/2019

Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations

Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations
16/10/2019

Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations

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16/10/2019

Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations's cover photo

THE CLIMATE REVOLUTION MUST BE ACCESSIBLE – THIS FIGHT BELONGS TO DISABLED PEOPLE TOO -  Article by Hannah Dines, Extrac...
16/10/2019

THE CLIMATE REVOLUTION MUST BE ACCESSIBLE – THIS FIGHT BELONGS TO DISABLED PEOPLE TOO

- Article by Hannah Dines, Extracts Reprinted from The Guardian , 15 October 2019 . Picture - Disabled group being helped by caregivers. Reykjavik, Iceland. Thanks to Alamy.

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has done work on gender equality, using “gender focal points”, people who assist in gender-related decisions about the climate. But there isn’t a list of representatives with disabilities, though the outcomes of climate change negotiations will disproportionately affect us. The Paris agreement makes clear its obligation to disability and human rights, but will people with disabilities actually be involved in the discussion?

If we aren’t represented at the top, the impact could be catastrophic for people like me who need certain reasonable adjustments to live our lives. People often tell me, “I don’t know how you get out of bed in the morning with a disability like yours,” but that doesn’t even begin to account for the science and writing and speaking I do, the students I support, the Paralympic training I participate in, the dates I go on. I’m not able to do these things because I’m superhuman – in actuality, it has a lot to do with my motability vehicle, with its regrettable diesel engine, and my blue badge.

Limited mobility does not have to mean a limited life, but new climate change policies must recognise the distinction if we are to maintain any level of disabled liberation. Let the plastic straw ban be the first and last anti-disabled, pro-climate legislation.

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Full text here: Reprinted from The Guardian 15 Oct. 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/climate-revolution-disabled-people-activism

_ _ _ _ _  CIVIC PLAN FOR A CLIMATE EMERGENCY- - - - - - -  - - Building the 1.5 degree, socially-just cityThis climate ...
10/10/2019
Civic Plan for a Climate Emergency

_ _ _ _ _ CIVIC PLAN FOR A CLIMATE EMERGENCY
- - - - - - - - - Building the 1.5 degree, socially-just city

This climate emergency is also a ‘city emergency’. Most of the world’s population will soon be urban. Cities are locked in to high energy throughputs, are responsible for about three-quarters of global GHGs and energy use, have ecological footprints larger than their city limits, and remain locked in to high-growth, high-consumption lifestyles.

In the context of growing awareness of the severity of climate breakdown, the central role cities play in this, and the lack of rapid action, municipalities around the world are declaring ‘climate Emergencies’. To date 40 municipalities in the UK have signed such a declaration. Worldwide around 50 million Continues:
e way we live in, manage and design cities makes sense in terms of responding to the climate emergency. Changing city 4 life offers significant and immediate GHG reduction potentials. It also offers a range of co-benefits. City redesign can address long standing urban problems - poverty, segregation, planning blight, air quality, environmental degradation, land ownership, and citizen disengagement.

This discussion document is intended for all those who are interested in supporting city redesign in the face of the current climate emergency. It focuses on four action areas of a city roadmap that respond to the 1.5° GHG reduction challenge. Together, they represent ideas towards a Civic Plan for a Climate Emergency that can be used by policy makers, researchers, civic and business leaders alike to start to understand and take action on the scale and nature of the task.. . .

Continues: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/civic-plan-for-a-climate-emergency/

Building the 1.5 degree, socially-just city Discussion document for policy makers & civic leaders – Paul Chatterton, School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK. Full text HERE This clim…

THE 2020 FIVE PERCENT CLIMATE CHALLENGE  (update)WORLD STREETS is betting its future on the coming immediate-term transi...
05/10/2019
WORLD STREETS LAUNCHES THE 2020 OPEN COLLABORATIVE EMERGENCY CLIMATE/SPACE/TIME/MOBILITY ACTION/PLAN

THE 2020 FIVE PERCENT CLIMATE CHALLENGE (update)

WORLD STREETS is betting its future on the coming immediate-term transition period led by certain ambitious, responsible cities, nations, organizations and citizens in different parts of the world to come together to break the downward pattern of ever-increasing climate stress — and before the challenge to plan and execute highly aggressive near-term initiatives aimed at sharply cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the mobility sector.

And doing all this while working with proven tools, policies and strategies that harness cost-effective, readily available, measures, technologies, operational and management competence.

And our job is to support them as best we can.

Continues: https://wp.me/psKUY-5Js

– – – – – – – – > Working draft update of 5 October. To be finalized over October. WORLD STREETS is betting its future on the coming immediate-ter…

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30/09/2019

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Universal Access: New Mobility Justice for Vulnerable Populations

29/09/2019
Climate/Action/Plan The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

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THE NEW SENIORS AND THEIR NEW MOBILITY AGENDA

You are cordially invited to have a look at this new collaborative social media forum in support of the 2020 FIVE PERCENT CHALLENGE.

https://www.facebook.com/ClimateActionPlan-The-New-Seniors-and-their-New-Mobility-Agenda-121610345902618/?modal=admin_todo_tour

The New Seniors Mobility Agenda. There is today a huge cohort of ever-more healthy 60-80+ year-olds coming into the mobility market and are not prepared to docilely content themselves with hobbling around the house. So now what? Local? Global?

29/09/2019
Climate/Action/Plan The New Seniors and their New Mobility Agenda

_____________CLIMATE/ACTION/PLAN _______________
THE NEW SENIORS AND THEIR NEW MOBILITY AGENDA

This new World Streets collaborative climate/mobility forum went on line only yesterday at -- and for the moment is still something of an empty box. But this going to change fast as you will see if you check in to https://www.facebook.com/ClimateActionPlan-The-New-Seniors-and-their-New-Mobility-Agenda-121610345902618/?modal=admin_todo_tour

The New Seniors Mobility Agenda. There is today a huge cohort of ever-more healthy 60-80+ year-olds coming into the mobility market and are not prepared to docilely content themselves with hobbling around the house. So now what? Local? Global?

Climate/Action/Plan Creating a New Mobility Ecosystem for Your City: 2020
12/04/2019

Climate/Action/Plan Creating a New Mobility Ecosystem for Your City: 2020

**BREAKING NEWS ON CLIMATE/CITIES/MOBILITY FRONT

WORLD STREETS LAUNCHES OPEN COLLABORATIVE CLIMATE/NEW MOBILITY ACTION PLAN FOR 2019-2020

Reference 1: https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/climateactionplan/
Reference 2: https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityAgenda/

INVITATION: Readers of World Streets and others are cordially invited to join early discussions and shaping of a proposed collaborative climate emergency initiative just getting underway, aiming to identify and demonstrate by concrete examples ways in which greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector can be reduced by a whopping 5% in Year 1. And in Years 2, 3, 4... etc. (Learning by doing.)

WORLD STREETS is betting its future over the coming two-year transition period on the ability of certain ambitious responsible cities, nations, organizations and citizens in different parts of the world to come together to break the downward pattern of climate stress — and specifically plan and execute highly aggressive near-term initiatives aimed at sharply cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the mobility sector. And doing all this while working with tools, policies and strategies that harness proven, cost-effective, readily available, measures, technologies, operational and management competence. And our job is to support them as best we can.

NEAR TERM: The time horizons that are being cited for making major cuts in the environmental load are, in our view, irresponsible. We need near-term results, and for that we need a new pattern. There is no reason to wait any longer, and every reason to attack the challenge immediately. And we are here to support this mobility revolution. The idea is to be judged by the announced public targets and achieved results in the year immediately following the program startup date.

MORE WITH LESS: Here are a couple of acronyms that are central to these strategies — TDM, ICT, VKT, TSM, ITS, MaaS, HOV, LOV, LOS, PBS, . . . among a long list of others – that you are already familiar with and will see developed in the articles, pages and references that follow here. Ways in which to do more with less. And . . . / Better / Quicker / Cheaper. To get a better feeling for this, check out our TDM Primer at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/tdm-primer/.

ECOSYSTEM: For a well-prepared program, many sharp reductions can be achieved in a matter of months or a couple of years, as opposed to decades (or never). The great art lies in how we prepare them and then knit them all together . . . so as to effectively redefine the entire underlying mobility ecosystem. As our Dutch colleague Marco Te Brömmelstroet put it so well: “The power of a new mobility concept depends not on how well it solves a problem . . . but on how many problems it (partly) solves “. So the goal really is not so much in the details as to change the underlying ecosystem of values and choices.

WORLD STREETS CLIMATE TOOLBOX AND CONTEXT
(1) Your invitation – https://wp.me/psKUY-5vw
(2) Introduction – http://bit.ly/2SGXWNu
(3) Global Climate context – http://bit.ly/2SgKIWW
(4) Climate Change programs underwayhttp://bit.ly/2EwBwK7
(5) World Climate Change News & media- http://bit.ly/2XegNCm
(6) International Advisory Panel – https://wp.me/psKUY-4yh
(7) Strategies – https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/strategies/
(8) Planners’ Bookshelf – (to follow)
(9) The Third Force – https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/thethirdforce/
(10) Visual evidence – http://bit.ly/2T6Ee1k
(11) Twitter – https://twitter.com/worldstreets
(12) Full Gender Parity – http://bit.ly/2ViIR5G
(13) TDM Primer at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/tdm-primer

* * STEAL THIS PROJECT | STEAL THIS PROJECT | STEAL THIS . . .
It is our firm hope that this open collaborative project will not only bring some much-needed fresh ideas to the table, but that others will come in with their own hopefully even better ideas, projects and resources, and do better yet in the search for those vital near term improvements and changes so much needed. World Streets will follow, support and report on this wave of new thinking and action as best we can. Team work! (STEAL THIS PROJECT)

CONTACTS: E. [email protected]. T +336 5088 0787. WAP +1 310 919 4292. Skype: newmobility. Project coordinator: Eric Britton at http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX

19/07/2018
Climate/Action/Plan "Free" "Public" "Transport" starts to look different

BATTLES OF IDEAS: RETHINKING "FREE" "PUBLIC TRANSPORT" WATCHING BRIEF

Free Public Transport (FPT ) Is An Intriguing Concept and one that it is well worth examining closely as cities stride or muddle their way toward an equitable and efficient New Mobility Agenda in this time of radical and necessary change. We consider it here not because we wish to unconditionally boost FPT as a one-size-fits-all mobility solution for our towns and cities (and rural hinterland) but because it is important to understand both the concept and the realities of both user and community needs, behavior and public finance.

From the point of view of equity and efficiency an FTP debate in your city will not be a detour. It will be a destination.

For more:
https://www.facebook.com/FTPwatchingbrief/

We don't know what it means

SAFE CITY: Strategies for a New Mobility Agenda, 2018-2020
31/07/2017
SAFE CITY: Strategies for a New Mobility Agenda, 2018-2020

SAFE CITY: Strategies for a New Mobility Agenda, 2018-2020

What is a Transport User Group? (And why are they so important for your city)
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World Streets has committed to carry out a series of articles, in cooperation with informed on-the-spot collaborators, looking into various aspects of transport user groups, on the grounds that they are increasingly emerging in many cities around the world as important potential players in the uphill struggle to sustainable transportation, sustainable cities and sustainable lives.

Throughout most of the 20th century transportation decisions were strictly made by government administrations and elected politicians, more often than not in cooperation with interests representing industrial and financial partners supplying infrastructure, vehicles, electronics and services. In most places these were closed loops in which the public was occasionally, at best, invited to approach the table and then asked to share their views on the specifics alternative proposals as prepared and presented by the various administrations and agencies, but for the most part were excluded from the actual planning and decision process. They were at most shadow players.

However this is starting to change, to the extent that in many cities in recent years these groups are increasingly becoming important players in the planning, decision and investment process.

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