Catch up on SHARE-North's Webinar on "Promoting Social Inclusion through Shared Mobility"
Shared mobility solutions such as car-sharing and ride-sharing can be used as a method for improving accessibility and social inclusion in neighbourhoods, small towns and cities. In today's webinar we heard about about innovative concepts for sharing wheelchair-friendly vehicles which are especially being promoted by Autodelen.net in Belgium. We also learned about ride-sharing services for the elderly which are being supported by Taxistop in Flanders and ANWB Automaatje in the Netherlands. All of the presented concepts are cost-effective and allow often isolated groups (e.g. the elderly or physically impaired) as well as individuals living in rural areas to take part in a normal life, to be just as mobile as other citizens and to connect with their communities.
The experts were:
Jeffrey Matthijs from the Flemish NGO Autodelen.net, initiator of the AVIRA concept
Angelo Meuleman from the Belgian NGO Taxistop, provider of mobility services for the less mobile
Gerard van den Bos from the Dutch organisation ANWB AutoMaatje, who coordinate volunteer driving services for less mobile people – a service inspired by Taxistop.
You can download the presentations here.
Or watch the recording of the webinar here.