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Ep 86: Transportation

 

Today’s episode is about transportation with Maddy Ruvolo. Maddy is a disabled urban planner passionate about transportation access for the disability community. She also just graduated this year from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. Maddy will share how she first became interested in transportation and the results from a survey she conducted of people with disabilities in San Francisco about new mobility technologies and services. You’ll learn more about new mobility and Maddy’s vision for inclusive and accessible cities in the future.

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Related Links

 

“Access Denied? Perceptions of New Mobility Services Among Disabled People in San Francisco,” Maddy Ruvolo, 2020, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.

The Untokening is a multiracial collective that centers the lived experiences of marginalized communities to address mobility justice and equity.

“American cities are a nightmare for disabled people. Coronavirus is giving us a chance to change that,” Luke Ottenhof, July 29, 2020, Mic.

About

A white woman with curly brown hair is standing at a microphone, smiling. She is wearing a green dress and a simple gold necklace. Photo credit: John Livzey.
A white woman with curly brown hair is standing at a microphone, smiling. She is wearing a green dress and a simple gold necklace. Photo credit: John Livzey.

Maddy Ruvolo (she/her) is a disabled urban planner and researcher passionate about transportation access for the disability community. She has worked for the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Oakland Department of Transportation. Maddy has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA and a B.A. in American Studies from Scripps College. Maddy began her career at disability rights organizations and brings her lived experience with disability to all facets of her work.

Twitter: @MaddyRuvolo

 

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Credits

Cheryl Green, Audio Producer and Text Transcript

Lateef McLeod, Introduction

Mike Mort, Artwork

Theme Music (used with permission of artist)

Song: “Dance Off”

Artist: Wheelchair Sports Camp

Music

Night Watch” and “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions. (Source: FreeMusicArchive.org. Licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License)

Sounds

“VOCODER countdown” by Jack_Master. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License.

8 Bit Beeping Computer Sounds” by sheepfilms. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License.

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