Catch up on SHARE-North’s Webinar on “Promoting Social Inclusion through Shared Mobility”

Catch up on SHARE-North’s Webinar on “Promoting Social Inclusion through Shared Mobility”

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Did you miss today's webinar on innovative shared mobility solutions that support social inclusion for less-mobile individuals? Would you like to follow-up on what you learned? Download the presentations or the recording of the webinar here!

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 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, 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:

    1_Karbaumer_Webinar Introduction and Next Webinars

    2_Matthijs_Shared Mobility for Non-Traditional Target Groups_AVIRA Project

    3_Meuleman_Ridesharing Services for the Less Mobile

    4_van den Bos_ANWB Automaatje

    Or watch the recording of the webinar here.

  • 16 Nov 2018