The latest episode in the Talking Transport podcast series is all about the vital issue of inclusive mobility and how transport planners and providers can make sure everyone is able to use our transport network.
Sponsored by SWARCO, the programme features a debate held at this year's Traffex, which covered the travel experiences of blind people, wheelchair users and the elderly. We learn how hard it is to get about, what simple solutions would make a world of difference and the importance of technology in improving the travelling experience.
Debate chair, SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton, was joined in the Traffex Theatre by Dom Hyams, the digital and communications director at Grid Smarter Cities, Bryan Matthews, senior research fellow at the University of Leeds and chair of the ITS(UK) Inclusive Mobility Forum, Helen Aluko-olokun (pictured), 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. There’s a lot to learn from listening to the next half hour of Talking Transport.