Despite recent efforts towards sustainable mobility in urban scenarios, the measures currently in place to design and manage public transport service and infrastructure do not sufficiently consider the needs of vulnerable city users. As highlighted by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Member States (i.e. SDG 11.2-Sustainable Transport for All), public transport should be designed to be inclusive for women, children, persons with imparied mobility and elderly: “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons”. In this framework, the talk “User Centered Design in Transport Planning” will introduce a series of Systematica’s research projects based on the application of GIS-based analysis for investigating the women’s needs as users of urban railway infrastructures (H2020 DIAMOND project) and for assessing the level walkability for women (Wher app, TRB ongoing paper), elderly (Shaping Ageing Cities) and children (BISP) in different EU/US cities.
Systematica is talking about these topics with Fabrizio Prati, Associate Director of Design at NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials)-GDCI, H. Joon PARK, PhD, Senior Project Manager at New York City Department of Transportation, Vivian Doumpa, Board Member of Placemaking Europe and Andrea Gorrini, PhD, Transport Research Consultant at Systematica srl.