Register for the webinar on 25 June - Serving the Underserved: The impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable people in remote (sub)urban and rural areas
Imagine for a moment that you are a woman with two children, the only one who can work in your family, living at the edge of a big city and without driving licence. Imagine you are a student living in a small town, several kilometres from your school, with no public transport connection. Imagine you are a person with a migrant background, living in the suburb of a city and looking for a job. Add to this the COVID-19 outbreak and you have the full picture.
These examples are not as exceptional as we may think. They give you an idea of how the lack of transport options often results in reduced access to goods and services, to the job market, education, and recreational activities, all of which have an impact on human well-being and social cohesion. How has this pandemic affected vulnerable people living in remote (sub)urban and rural areas with limited mobility services? How inclusive was transport before the pandemic and now? What should be the focus more than ever to ensure access for all and inclusive mobility?
Join us on to explore and discuss these topics together with excellent speakers:
Karel Martens is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel)
Lucie Kirstein is Policy Analyst at International Transport Forum at the OECD where she is project lead for the Working Group on “Innovative Mobility for the Periphery”
Angelo Meuleman is Expert on Shared and Connected Mobility at Taxistop and Co-founder of Mobipunt
The webinar takes place on Thursday 25 June from 14:00 - 15:00 CEST.