Accessibility

5 days ago
Today's Google Doodle celebrates an important component of accessibility and mobility for the visually impaired.
Google
March 12, 2019, 10am PDT
A comic strip called "Spinning Our Wheels' explores the difficulties of navigating Chicago with a special needs child.
Chicago Reader
December 20, 2018, 2pm PST
City bikeshare programs are failing to provide equal access for disabled residents, the Times reports.
New York Times
December 11, 2018, 9am PST
In planning, a number of common principles of practice are widely accepted. However, an alternative set of guidelines can better serve as information and decision-making tools.
City Commentary
May 3, 2018, 5am PDT
New York's Transit system has long lacked facilities to allow wheelchair users access to many of their stations.
Crain's New York Business
January 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The non-profit Ability360 worked with members of its community, not only to advocate for a new light rail station, but to design a station that would fit the disabled community's needs.
Streetsblog USA
December 29, 2017, 8am PST
Although there is a strong push for accessibility as a key metric in transportation and land use planning efforts, there is still a long way to go in putting theory and intentions into practice.
Next City
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
The Guardian
September 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Offering prizes and status, Google wants to motivate Maps users to add information about wheelchair accessibility.
CityLab
Blog post
July 13, 2017, 5am PDT

An efficient and fair transportation system must serve diverse users. The "Transportation for Everyone" rating system evaluates transport system diversity and, therefore, its ability to serve all community members.

Todd Litman
July 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Houston is fighting itself on walkability. While some build sidewalks and benches, parking minimums and outdated policies hold the city back.
Urban Edge
May 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
Two class action lawsuits take New York’s inaccessible metro system to task.
New York Times
January 6, 2017, 8am PST
Changing demographics and preferences in eldercare have millions planning to age in place, this will have big implications for our communities and our policy makers.
CityLab
October 20, 2016, 8am PDT
After a three quarters of a century of building to accommodate cars and not people, it's going to take big changes to get the transit system the United States needs, argues a Next City editorial.
Next City
October 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global strategy for sustainable urbanization, still has shortcomings regarding universal access for people with special needs.
Citiscope
September 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
The long, ongoing project of retrofitting sidewalks and curbs to allow access for users of all needs continues. Project Sidewalk puts the power to audit sidewalks for accessibility in your hands.
Greater Greater Washington
July 11, 2016, 10am PDT
Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.
RenewATL
April 13, 2016, 8am PDT
Environmental groups are split over legislation that would remove the nationwide ban on bicycles in the wild.
The Oregonian
Blog post
February 23, 2016, 10am PST
Do modern accessibility regulations go far enough to ensure fair access to all community members for public engagement activities? How can we design our planning processes to reach the broadest demographic?
Dave Biggs
Blog post
September 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
Bike sharing and rental systems are becoming more inclusive, considering the needs of those with disabilities and children. And systems are expanding based different uses people have for different types of bicycles.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley