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Global summit of transport ministers convenes in Germany tomorrow (18 May)

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Transport – a catalyst for inclusive societies

Transport ministers from around the world meet in Germany to discuss how better mobility solutions can bring divided societies together

Ministers from the 63 member states of the International Transport Forum (ITF) gather in Leipzig, Germany, for their annual Summit from 18-20 May under the Presidency of Morocco.

The theme of the three-day Summit  is “Transport for Inclusive Societies”:

  • How can transport policy make mobility easily accessible to all – regardless of age, health, income, place of residence, or gender?
  • How can transport policy improve opportunities for all by making it simple to reach destinations that count: jobs, schools, hospitals, shops, friends?

More than 80 sessions and side events will explore various aspects of the theme of inclusion: from connectivity for rural communities to the digital divide, from workforce diversity in the transport sector to inclusive planning and design.

Three online tools presented by the ITF at the Summit highlight practical steps for transport to help build more inclusive societies:

The ITF Gender Analysis Toolkit for Transport offers a hands-on, easy-to-use method for incorporating a gender-inclusive perspective into transport projects and policies. It offers those who design, manage, implement or evaluate projects three user-friendly tools for conducting gender analyses. Find out more at the press conference via Zoom on 18 May at 13:00 CEST.

“How accessible is your city?” This online tool lets you compare access in 82 cities:  How easy is it to reach schools, hospitals, shops, green spaces and more? You can set the maximum travel time, the transport mode and other parameters to frame your query in detail: https://www.itf-oecd.org/urban-access-framework.

The Disabled Motoring website: Over 1 billion people live with some form of disability. Huge numbers of them need or want to travel by car. Yet disabled travellers often face  problems finding answers to simple questions: “Am I allowed to drive here?”, “Where can I park?”, “Can I rent a car?” The Disabled Motoring website offers a unique resource for car travellers with disabilities. The project is a co-operation between the ITF and FIA, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. Find out more at the press conference by Zoom on 18 May at 11:15 CEST.

Access the Summit programme at http://2022.itf-oecd.org/programme.

The Summit is on Twitter @ITF_Forum (#ITF22) and on Instagram @int_transport_forum

Summit videos on https://www.youtube.com/user/IntTransportForum

Summit photos can be downloaded free from https://www.flickr.com/photos/internationaltransportforum

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