Next Stop #4 – Mobility For All

Accessibility is central to transportation. For people with disabilities and for our aging population, access is a deal-maker. While the Americans with Disability Act has been the law for decades, the MBTA and other transit agencies are making slow progress towards providing full accessibility. How is the MBTA prioritizing accessibility improvements, and what are the partnerships that are necessary to success? In addition, the advent of e-bikes have made cycling more accessible and convenient for many more people than conventional bikes.

What is needed for e-bikes to realize their potential and to encourage widespread adoption.

The panel for Next Stop: Mobility for all, moderated by GBH News Reporter, Bob Seay, includes Laura Brelsford, MBTA Assistant General Manager for System Wide Accessibility, Reggie Ramos, Director of Inclusive Public Transit at the Institute for Human Centered Design, and Sarah Dylan Breuer, Co-host of Bike Talk, KPFK radio.

—– Contents of the video —-
0:00:00 – Intro
0:03:51 – Intro Panelists
0:04:28 – Understand Disabilities
0:07:57 – in MA
0:13:27 – E-bikes
0:17:11 – Alternate Elevators
0:19:58 – E-bike legislation
0:22:06 – Inclusive Design
0:26:21 – Emergency Responses
0:29:16 – Sharing Spaces
0:39:35 – Omnibus Bill
0:45:35 – Special Services

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