Shared micromobility, such as shared e-scooters, have the potential to provide additional access for underserved individuals and individuals with disabilities, especially in transit deserts. Accessibility to transportation is about access to education, jobs, services, food, health care, and more.
Breaking down the barriers to accessibility of new technology plays a role in their adoption. Barriers such as language, finance, and location shouldn’t be what keep communities away from the service and technology.
Cities requiring operators (Bird, Spin, etc.) to provide pricing options that address the needs of underserved residents is one step in achieving equitable access. The Portland Bureau of Transportation required the deployment of a minimum of 20% of their fleets in historically underserved neighborhoods.
This webinar will highlight current programs and efforts by cities and operators to bring equitable access to all communities.