The Value of Citizen Science to Promote Transit Accessibility

Abstract

We propose that citizen science methods can engage riders with disabilities and others in improving public transportation accessibility by documenting and assessing problems and good solutions throughout the system. This will empower riders, resulting in a greater understanding of the transportation system, and improve the feedback loop between rider and provider. Keywords-citizen science; public transportation; accessibility; transit riders; disabilities

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@inproceedings{Steinfeld2009TheVO, title={The Value of Citizen Science to Promote Transit Accessibility}, author={Aaron Steinfeld and Jordana L. Maisel and SUNY Buffalo and Edward Steinfeld}, year={2009} }