On March 19th, Katie Bulanowski participated in the workshop, “Leaving no-one behind: safe, accessible and inclusive mobility”, at the Eurocities Mobility Forum in Utrecht.

Moderated by Eurocities’ Arianna Americo and Francesco Iacorossi, this workshop was the first in a series of workshops around the UPPER project’s Mobility-as-a-Right (MaaR) concept. The MaaR concept is one of the pillars of the UPPER project, aiming to promote the voice of groups vulnerable to exclusion in public transport. EPF strongly supports this initiative, as it aligns with EPF’s core objective to support the establishment of user-centric mobility services that are affordable, reliable, sustainable, coordinated and accessible to all.

In this workshop, participants shared experiences and discussed solutions for creating more inclusive transport systems and public spaces. The workshop was opened by Niek Verlaan (City of Utrecht), followed by three rounds of pitches and two rounds of discussion. In her pitch, Katie presented the passengers’ viewpoint and provided recommendations on how to create mobility services that consider the wide range of users’ needs.

Other speakers included:

  • Wenche Pedersen & Kristoffer Schjødt Westad (Ruter As)
  • Andrea Canevazzi (AMAT Agenzia Mobilità, Ambiente e Territorio)
  • Ellen Townsend (European Transport Safety Council (ETSC))

View Katie’s slides here.