TRIPS – TRansport Innovation for vulnerable-to-exclusion People needs Satisfaction
People with disabilities are undoubtedly among the most vulnerable at risk of social exclusion. One of the many obstacles they face concerns using public transport.
The EU-funded TRIPS project will investigate the barriers that hinder the use of public transportation by these groups. It will design and propose a co-design approach that allows disabled users to take the leading role in designing transport systems.
The project will be carried out by a consortium of Europe-wide networks of users, transport organisations, assistive technology specialists and municipalities in seven pilot cities: Lisbon, Zagreb, Bologna, Cagliari, Brussels, Sofia, and Stockholm.
It will conduct research and evaluate existing accessibility and mobility services, elaborate on related digital and assistive technologies, design an index to measure mobility and provide exemplar case studies that demonstrate how mobility solutions designed by disabled users may provide inclusive urban transport-for-all.