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Accessibility and social inclusion

Accessibility and Social inclusion

Accessibility for all - It is important that the transport system is not only sustainable but also inclusive, meaning that it provides access to desired places and activities for everyone regardless of their physical and mental capacity, age, ethnicity, gender, income, car ownership etc.

We help our clients to create accessible and socially inclusive transport systems on three levels:

  • The macro-level concerns geographical accessibility and land-use patterns in terms of location, distance, density, diversity etc. We can assess the access to new or existing services for different transport modes. We can report catchment areas and population profiles (age groups, income level etc.) for a new facility.
  • The meso-level concerns the availability and quality of the different transport modes in terms of PT routes and frequency, information, travel time and cost, safety/security concerns etc.
  • The micro-level concerns the design of barrier-free public spaces and public transport.
Accessibility on three levels.


Some of our relevant project experience

Model for including social benefits in investment decisions for city area development

A project financed by Vinnova to work on building a model to understand the social consequences of changes to the built environment (including transport infrastructure, new developments, etc). For more information, contact Lena Smidfelt Rosqvist

EU-project ISEMOA – an accessibility audit

In the EU-project ISEMOA an audit was developed for improving the work with accessibility of public spaces and public transport in municipalities, cities and regions. The ISEMOA accessibility audit has been tested in  15 countries across Europe. In Sweden, the Swedish Transport Administration Region South applied the audit. For more information, contact Hanna Wennberg +46 10 456 56 08, or visit the ISEMOA website.

Public transport and human rights (Mänskliga rättigheter och kollektivtrafik)

This project performed analysis of how the “strategy for adapting public transport to people with functional impairments” in the West Sweden Region impacts other travellers. The analysis looked at different minority groups, by: gender & gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, functional impairments, sexual orientation, and age. The analysis showed what the synergy effects are in terms of improving the conditions for different groups. For more information, contact Hanna Wennberg +46 10 456 56 08

An accessibility index for understanding accessibility in Malmö

This project looked at developing a single measure (an index) to summarise a number of accessibility indicators in Malmö. The application was based on an earlier project for the Swedish Transport Administration entitled “A simple accessibility measure”. The accessibility indicators included in the index focused on both macro and meso level accessibility. For more information, contact Hanna Wennberg +46 10 456 56 08