15 Minute City: Inclusive mobility services

One of the main criticisms or concerns we hear and read about concerning the ’15 minute city’ are about issues of inclusivity and access.

This is where municipal planning and services can play a role in the dialogue and reality of ‘what makes a 15 minute city work for all’..

In our current city of residence in central Sweden, these vans and buses exist (along with special taxis) to serve the needs of people with reduced mobility or other challenges.

The public bus system can indeed accommodate people on wheelchairs but these ‘Flexibuses’, vans and special taxis (not pictured) serve as additional accommodation for people for whom riding public transit is difficult or not possible.