Four Ways That Cities Are Becoming More Accessible
The push for a more accessible word continues to grow, as legislation is put in place to ensure that places of work and public spaces are accessible for those with disabilities. With city populations growing, it’s even more important than ever for them to have adequate accessibility built-in. Here, we take a look at just four ways that cities are continuing to become more accessible.
Accessible Transport Hubs
Some of the most important areas of a city for those with disabilities or mobility issues are easily the transport hubs. Without accessibility here, it becomes increasingly difficult for those with mobility issues to get around. That’s why, in cities across the world, many major transport hubs have been made more accessible for those with disabilities who need mobility aids to get around.
Medieval cities like Breda in the Netherlands are often famed for their cobbled streets – stones that haven’t changed for centuries. However, the authorities in Breda saw that this would cause issues for those in wheelchairs and sought to make amendments. Without destroying their heritage, they flipped the stones and sliced them to ensure walkways were flat. This means they have kept much of the history without making life difficult for disabled people.
Widened Pathways and Pavement Ramps
As well as flattening cobbles, town and city councils are also discussing the possibility of widening pavements to help accommodate those who require mobility aids. In addition to widening pavements, these councils are also continuing to install ramps to make like much easier for those who require mobility aids.
Accessibility Icons Marked on Maps and Mapping Apps
Finally, it’s all well and good having ramps and widened pavements across the city, however, they must also be listed on maps and mapping apps. By developing the relevant signage, life can be made much easier for those with disabilities.
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