Access for All: Access and Babies, Toddlers, and Their Caregivers
More than a billion children live in cities, yet most of our cities have not been designed to meet the needs of babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. Mobility systems are often not planned with their travel characteristics in mind. This negatively affects children’s physical, mental, and cognitive development in cities, as well as increases stress on caregivers and families.
This report, developed with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, explores the complex mobility needs of babies and toddlers (0-5 years old), as well as their caregivers, to help relevant stakeholders improve access and planning.
Cities can function better for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers by increasing access to the specific needs and destinations they require through the integration of land use and transport strategies that holistically improve the built environment.
This report provides key recommendations for decision-makers from civil society, subnational authorities, donor organizations, and national governments to start taking action on improving the well-being and development of babies, toddlers, and their caregivers.
Urban investments into the well-being of children and their families from an early age can lead to lifelong benefits, including educational achievement, positive health outcomes, and higher earning potential. Cities that are designed to be more accessible to our most vulnerable populations are cities that are more livable and equitable for everyone.
- Continue Reading on the ITDP Blog →
- Read the “Complete Neighborhoods for Babies, Toddlers, and Their Caregivers” report →
- Register for ITDP’s “Mobility and Access for Babies, Toddlers, and Their Caregivers” Course →
- Download the “15 Minute Neighborhoods” infographic →
- Watch the “10 Minute Public Transport for Mobility Needs” webinar →
- Watch the “15 Minute Neighborhoods” webinar →
- Listen to the “Gender and Mobility” Twitter Space conversation →
- Learn more about our “Access for All” series →
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