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Scooters in the Built Environment

Scooters in the Built Environment
Emily C. King, MASc and Tilak Dutta, MASc
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute


Abstract: Powered mobility scooters are an increasingly popular mode of transport for people with limited mobility. This study addresses the challenge of developing new built environment accessibility guidelines which meet the needs of the growing number of scooter users who may need access indoors in public spaces.



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