The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion has published a free guide to public transportation programs and policies, and how to advocate in your community for better public transportation barriers.
This brief guide to public transportation and private mobility policies, programs and practices can help people with diagnoses participate in community life.
It provides a series of recommendations for diagnosed people, counselors, and communities that can promote the ability of people to get in, out and around.
Programs that help overcome transportation barriers
The document, which includes portraits of half-a-dozen innovation programs, can be used to revamp public transportation policies, agency initiatives, and the work of mental health counselors and peer specialists working day-to-day to overcome transportation barriers, and encourage consumer connections to community life.
In, Out, and Around can be found on the tucollaborative.org website under its ‘resources’ section.
Never forget active transportation:
Many times people don’t think of folks with mental health labels as being able to ride bicycles, walk, or use other active transportation, but often it’s the most effective choice. Sometimes bicycling can take much less time than a bus since you don’t have to wait for transfers or stop where other people want to stop.
What would help overcome your worst transportation barriers?