MEthodology for Describing the Accessibility of Tr.. (MEDIATE)
MEthodology for Describing the Accessibility of Transport in Europe
Start date: Dec 1, 2008,
End date: Nov 30, 2010
"The European FP7 on Transport is highlighting the importance of developing pan-European transport systems for the benefit of all citizens, with reference to the European transport policy. Despite recent progress made, many European citizens are still experiencing barriers and reduced accessibility to transportation. The overall objective of MEDIATE is to contribute to the development of inclusive urban transport systems with better access for all citizens. The MEDIATE project is a Coordination and Support Action and the project objective is to establish a common European methodology for assessing, describing and measuring accessibility to transport. The MEDIATE project will assist public authorities and transport operators in achieving equality of access by: identifying indicators for describing accessibility, providing a self-assessment methodology for measuring accessibility, making comparisons with good practice solutions, exchanging knowledge among stakeholders involved and disseminating expected results. The MEDIATE project consists of eight partners and will actively involve a network of public transport operators and local authorities, an End User Platform (including people with disabilities, older people, and people facing barriers to transport), industry, and experts within the field of accessibility, at each stage of the process. This will ensure that all stakeholders are involved in providing input and facilitating dissemination in an European context. MEDIATE is expected to have an impact on the following: development of more inclusive urban transport systems with better access for all, establishment of common European standards, and European cooperation. A common European methodology for assessing, describing and measuring accessibility of transport is dependent on an European approach."
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