Thank you to the Port Credit Community Foundation for funding Access 2 Accessibility pilot research project Adaptive & Inclusive Micro-mobility (AIM) in Mississauga.
Please help our AIM research and fill out our short survey at the bottom of this page or click on this link to go directly to it: AIM Survey
What is 'micro-mobility'?
It is a broad term for transportation small and lightweight vehicles typically operating at speeds of 25km/hour or less. These devices are mostly used for personal use and include peddle bikes, motorized scooters, e-bicycles, and more. Micro-mobility offers an alternative to traditional transportation (cars, trains, buses) in cities, communities, and on public multi-use trails.
Interest is growing for micro-mobility, especially with bike-sharing programs popping in cities all over the world. These devices can help people get to work, enjoy outdoor activities, visit family and friends, go local shopping, visit libraries, and so much more.
When majority of people think of these micro-mobility devices, they think that a young physically abled population are the only people using them. The AIM project will be researching the interest and needs for people with disabilities and older adults ages in micro-mobility.
We know "walkable cities" is a hot current and hot topic in cities. At Access 2 Accessibility we believe in "Movable Inclusive Cities & Communities" (MICC) where people of all abilities and ages can freely move around their cities and communities with independence using the transportation device of their choice.
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Introduction to Shared Micro-Mobility Systems | City of Mississauga
Transportation and streets – City of Mississauga
Access 2 Accessibility Members
Please contact us by email at: AIM@Access2Accessibility.com
We would like to hear from you for any of the following:
The upcoming public consultations can be found by clicking on: Events Page
Thank you to the Port Credit Community Foundation (PCCF) for your support by funding AIM Phase 1 Research Study and events. To learn more about PCCF:
Port Credit Community Foundation
Below are some of the many options of micro-mobility that many people with disabilities and older adults use to maintain or increase their involvement within their community and parks/trails. We will be adding more examples of micro-mobility, so please check back often to learn more.
The Wheelchair Tandem Bicycle, also known as the Companion Bike, is pictured here with a young woman pedaling this tandem bike which has an an older lady in the wheelchair attached to the front of the tandem bike.
An on-the-go foldable scooter is great for people with various disabilities and older adults to get around in their city or town, or just to visit family and friends. Being foldable means these fits easily in a car, and then when at a multi-use trail people can join others on the trails even if they have some mobility issues
Scooting around in a powered electric scooter provides freedom for older adults and people with limited mobility issues.
People with disabilities and older adults can use this off-road bike on multi-use trails and even in some rough terrain. The bike in the picture has fat-wheels at the front and back; plus two balancing wheels attached to the back wheel. Becoming older or incurring some mobility issues does not mean you cannot go back out into the great outdoors. Adaptive bikes can let you enjoy your outings again.
This is a great option of micro-mobility, especially for people who have limited walking capacity or strength; or who have breathing issues such as COPD.
Here is an example of a hand-pedal bike. In the picture is an adult little person riding a 3 wheeler bike with adapted handle bars as using the foot peddles are not accessible.
Thank you to the Port Credit Community Foundation for Funding Phase 1 of Adaptive & Inclusive Micro-mobility.
If you wish to help support this project or other Access 2 Accessibility's programs. Your contributions will enable A2A to continue to provide programs and resources for people with disabilities and older adults, free or low cost.