Understanding Mobility Poverty
Mobility poverty refers to the barriers people face in accessing transportation. This can be due to financial constraints, physical limitations, geographical isolation, or social exclusion. It is crucial to recognize that mobility poverty is not evenly distributed and disproportionately affects minority groups.
The Role of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a just mobility strategy. Inclusive mobility aims to engage all communities and individuals, regardless of their socio-economic background, ethnicity, gender, age, or physical abilities. Diversity at all levels of decision-making and service provision brings a wide range of perspectives, resulting in more effective solutions to mobility issues.
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Mobility and Software Development
- Accessibility for All: Embracing diversity and inclusion allows mobility services to be designed to be accessible to a broader range of users, including the elderly, youth, people with physical disabilities, and those with limited financial means.
- Innovation: Diverse teams tend to find more creative solutions to complex problems. In the mobility sector, this can lead to innovation in improved (digital) accessibility, shared mobility options, or new technological applications.
- Customer-Centric Approach: A diverse and inclusive approach ensures that mobility services better align with the needs and expectations of various user groups.
- Economic Growth: Promoting diversity and inclusion in the mobility sector can create new business opportunities and stimulate the industry as a whole.
Livemobility embraces diversity and inclusion, leading to changes such as:
Access to Employment: Livemobility has successfully implemented remote work as the standard, removing physical limitations, distance to the workplace, and financial resources as barriers to participating in any of our project teams. Collaborations: Despite its small company size, Livemobility has employees in five different countries with diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Maintaining an open perspective has proven invaluable in developing the best user experiences in mobility software for the future.
Consciously choosing to be diverse and inclusive is both a moral obligation and a strategic move for Livemobility. The goal is to create a society where everyone can enjoy the benefits of mobility.