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Access

October 10, 2019, 6am PDT
The city’s subway system is lagging in station accessibility, but the MTA has a plan to add elevators to 70 stations.
The New York Times
October 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.
Streetsblog LA
April 2, 2019, 6am PDT
Residents charge the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) with making service worse for low income residents.
WVTF
February 6, 2019, 9am PST
A survey of land use policies in cities and counties of California is designed to inform a more complete understanding of the housing market, sustainability, and economic mobility in the state.
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
February 4, 2019, 7am PST
Besides addressing mobility needs, activists hope a new transit option will make more of the city accessible for the disabled.
Badger Herald
January 26, 2019, 1pm PST
The promise of the California Coastal Act—to maintain public access to the Pacific Coast—is challenged by the extreme costs of coastal property. A new plan aims to put vacations and overnight stays on the coast in reach for more Californians.
LAist
August 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Twenty-eight years after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Texas has plenty of work to do if it's going to provide opportunity to Americans struggling with disabilities.
The Dallas Morning News
June 3, 2018, 9am PDT
A system of beacons will send signals to cell phones in Houston to help bus riders find stops and navigate public transit safely.
Houston Chronicle
May 8, 2018, 10am PDT
Instead of focusing on the potential of new forms of for-hire personal transportation to level the mobility playing field, every article about scooters and dockless bikeshare seems to go something like this: "Deadly Scooter Craze Scoots On."
Recode
March 10, 2018, 11am PST
Designed to thwart predatory lawsuits, the bill could make it easier for businesses to ignore barriers to access, disability rights advocates say.
The Washington Post
February 11, 2018, 9am PST
The New York subway might lead the nation in terms of reach and ridership, but it still lags behind other rail systems in the country on one critical point: access to people with special needs.
Crain's New York Business
January 16, 2018, 6am PST
When it's said that most people live in cities, a significant portion of that number are people living in suburbs near cities. A new map shows just how far everyone travels to get to a big city.
My Modern Met
September 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
An underreported bill in the current congressional session would create a waiting period for Americans with Disabilities Act claims.
NOS Magazine
July 26, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Urbanist
May 1, 2017, 11am PDT
Transport for London is experimenting with badges that say "Please offer me a seat" for people who wouldn't necessarily be offered seats.
BBC
March 1, 2017, 9am PST
The city of Portland is wearing the Yellow Jersey on equity issues connected to the Biketown bikeshare system.
Bike Portland
Blog post
January 23, 2017, 5am PST
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effect transportation network companies like Uber will have on mobility. Are we asking the right ones?
Steven Polzin
January 21, 2017, 9am PST
The Brookings Institution has announced a new "Moving to Access" initiative.
Brookings Institution
Feature
December 20, 2016, 10am PST
An analysis of three essential attributes of urban grids reveals a preferred layout for the desired effect of a vibrant, active community.
Fanis Grammenos
April 15, 2016, 7am PDT
The new Community Partners Program will help Capital Bikeshare respond to concerns about the system's lack of access for low-income and minority residents.
DCist