A new approach to designing transport systems free of mobility barriers 

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Accessible Transport: what are the challenges?

Today’s transport systems remain largely inaccessible for people with disabilities. Inaccessible transport due to sensory, mobility or cognitive challenges compromises disabled people’s quality of life by restricting their equal access to important services, socialisation opportunities, job opportunities, education and capacity for independent living.

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How can we make transport services more accessible?

The TRIPS project will empower people with disabilities to play a central role in the design of inclusive mobility solutions by:

  • Reviewing state-of-the-art on accessibility, mobility and related digital and assistive technologies and policies
  • Developing a co-design approach in which disabled users assume a leading role in the innovation of transport solutions
  • Designing end-to-end digital mobility solutions with disabled citizens and the support of methodology experts, assistive technology suppliers, transport operators and municipalities

TRIPS will collaborate with local disability groups to deploy this co-design methodology in 7 European cities: Lisbon, Zagreb, Bologna, Cagliari, Brussels, Sofia, and Stockholm.

Working with end-users to assess their needs

Trilateral collaborates with disabled users to gain a thorough understanding of users’ divergent needs with respect to mobility and their attitudes towards future mobility solutions.

Trilateral works with end-users to develop and deploy a Mobility Divide Index (MDI) that takes into account users’ requirements around mobility obstacles that need to be addressed in the development of an inclusive mobility solution.


For more information and updates visit the TRIPS project website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875588

Tally Hatzakis

Tally Hatzakis is Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral Research.

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