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Special Needs

November 9, 2019, 5am PST
A satirical piece published by McSweeney's calls attention to the remaining work to done in building a truly accessible built environment.
McSweeney's
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
August 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Accessible technology and a centralized database and call center will help deliver a one-call, one-click transportation information system for seniors and people with special needs in the Portland region.
Bike Portland
May 21, 2018, 2pm PDT
Detroit becomes one of the few cities offering adaptive bikes as an option in its bikeshare system's fleet.
Curbed Detroit
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
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
October 14, 2015, 12pm PDT
AB 744, a bill which requires no more than one parking space be provided for every two units of affordable and senior housing proximate to transit, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 9.
Smart Growth America
July 16, 2015, 9am PDT
A bill to reduce parking minimums for residential or mixed-use developments that include affordable units passed a key Senate committee. AB 744 amends the state's density bonus law, itself controversial, that incentivizes building affordable housing.
Streetsblog California
June 28, 2015, 7am PDT
Peter Apps, a quadriplegic for the past nine years, shares insight into how he evaluates the mobility and access of cities.
Citymetric
June 1, 2015, 9am PDT
The autism community is faced with a housing crisis that could from bad to worse if housing standards end a waiver program that allows group homes for people with intellectual and development disabilities.
The Atlantic
February 11, 2015, 11am PST
Scott Schafer pens a column inspired by watching a visually impaired woman navigate a busy corner of Minneapolis. The question raised by the column: How can we improve level of service for the blind?
Streets.MN
October 7, 2014, 9am PDT
WalletHub recently released the "2014 Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities" to highlight the economic power of providing employment opportunities and livable communities for people with special needs.
WalletHub