How might we…
support people with a mental disability to take part in traffic?
#10 – Reduced inequalities
We think it is possible to make cycling possible for a limited set of these people, if they are supported by the right tools and methods to support them in traffic.
If they can cycle without the help of others, they are more independent and have more opportunities to join the sports or movement activities. Independent cycling can have a big impact on the caretakers as well since it reduces the burden of care.
What has been done already?
The Center of advice for cycling (Fietsadviescentrum) gives advice to choose the right type of bike.
Training organisations for traffic safety don’t target people with disabilities.
What are the next steps?
Check whether it is possible to use the traffic sign database to build a solution.
Co-create with people from a rehabilitation center that already cycles regularly.
Build a tool, method, application, prototype, … to solve the problem.