Access to Mobility

Chicago Commute

The Right to Mobility

As we consider how to decarbonize transportation, preserving mobility, especially for lower- and middle-income people, must be a priority.

January 26, 2023 - Angie Schmitt

walkable street

Cities Seeking '20-Minute Living'

Reducing car dependency can improve air quality, increase access to jobs and opportunities, and help cities meet emissions reduction goals.

May 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Electric Car Charging Stencil

California Climate Program Offers Up to $9,500 Toward Purchase of Used EVs

Lawmakers want to ensure that electric vehicles are accessible to all Californians, particularly lower-income motorists in disadvantaged communities. Unlike other incentive programs, participants must also scrap an older, polluting vehicle.

December 14, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Chicago ADA Access

A Guide to Universal Design in the Public Realm

New universal design guidelines go a step beyond complete streets.

September 24, 2019 - Curbed

Wounded Warrior Ride

Overcoming Misconceptions About Disabled Cyclists

Not everyone can ride a traditional two-wheeled bicycle, and it's ableist to assume they can, according to this op-ed. It's time to consider adaptive cycling as a crucial tool for providing access to mobility.

June 9, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Columbus Ohio

Columbus Program Will Help Pregnant Women With Transportation

The program aims to address infant mortality by improving transportation access so women can more easily get prenatal care and other services.

January 6, 2019 - CityLab

Child on Train

Public Transportation Is Good for Kids

Using transit gives children experiences, skills, and perspectives that they won’t get riding in a car.

December 10, 2018 - Apolitical

Electric Scooters

Scooter Companies Offering Discounted Rides for Low-Income Users

Bird announced its One Bird program earlier this month.

July 24, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric-Assist Bike

In Defense of Electric-Assist Bikes

Electric-assist bikes, also known as e-bikes, will make it easier for more people to ride bikes, according to this opinion piece.

July 14, 2018 - The Urbanist

Dallas Area Rapid Transt

Report: Dallas Public Transit Fails Equity and Access

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have produced a scathing report on the inadequacies of public transit in Dallas.

October 24, 2017 - D Magazine

Wounded Warrior Ride

Portland's 'Adaptive Biketown' Sets a New Standard for Access to Mobility

The Adaptive Biketown system hit the streets in Portland on July 21, 2017.

July 27, 2017 - Bike Portland

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

"Rethinking Commuter Rail" podcast & Intercity Bus E-News

Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.