Access and Persons with Disabilities in Urban Areas

June 2022


Persons with disabilities make up nearly 15 percent of the global population, and more than half of all people with disabilities live in towns and cities. Yet our cities rarely address mobility needs across the full spectrum of people’s abilities. 

Developed in partnership with World Enabled (The Victor Pineda Foundation), this report explores accessible transit-oriented development and sustainable urban mobility through the lens of people with disabilities and offers a set of recommendations to promote responsive actions. Urban environments and policies designed with people with disabilities and those with limited mobility at the center help all communities have equitable access to social, health, and economic opportunities. 


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