Truly inclusive design has adaptations seamlessly integrated into its form and function. Think of a senior citizen with a cane, a pregnant mother walking with a toddler, or a person in a wheelchair, all being able to safely cross a street because it’s been carefully designed with sidewalk bump outs and pedestrian islands. Or a bike trail that’s extra wide to allow families to ride abreast of each other, instead of single file. When everyone’s needs are considered, we inevitably create places that are practical and welcoming to all.
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