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Workshop report - Social inclusion

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  • Stanley, Janet
  • Mulley, Corinne

The topic of social inclusion is now maturing in the Thredbo conference series, being viewed as an important consideration in many aspects of land transport, the benefits extending beyond the socially excluded targeted population. The social inclusion workshop included presentations on new empirical evidence on the value of providing those at risk of social exclusion with mobility options, and how this links to improvements in personal wellbeing, often through mediating influences such as social capital. Work was presented on the role of transport services specifically targeted to those at risk of exclusion, particularly taxi services and school bus services, as well as how to modify fare structures to maximise inclusion in an efficient, mature transport system. The value of Universal Design principles to groups both at risk of being excluded as well as the current travelling public, was shown. The workshop affirmed the importance of including these wider benefits of inclusion in cost-benefit evaluations of transport. The issue of how best to move knowledge into strategic and operational policy, and the transferability of both knowledge and policy between different countries and settings, was discussed. This paper concludes with suggestions arising from the workshop in relation to policy and research, as well as recommendations for Thredbo 12.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Transportation Economics.

Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 275-279

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Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:29:y:2010:i:1:p:275-279
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  1. Mulley, Corinne, 2010. "Promoting social inclusion in a deregulated environment: Extending accessibility using collective taxi-based services," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 296-303.
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