Clément Beaune, the Minister of Transport, reported on Saturday of the ” delay in the objectives in terms of accessibility in transport, in stations in particular ” Y ” the need to duplicate “, facing the Paralympic Games in Paris, which will take place in 2024. The Minister spoke on the sidelines of the Paralympic day, which took place in the French capital.
” The Olympic and Paralympic Games are an opportunity, for this month of Games, to strengthen things and show that we are also capable of having innovative solutions “, because ” We can’t make everything immediately accessible. “Clément Beaune explained, together with Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), who watches over this issue and would like to see more accessible metro stations.
Taxi and shuttle service
In particular, there will be a taxi and transport service “, confirmed the Minister of Transport. All new lines and stations will be accessible. He also mentioned the new ” mobility committee “, announced by the Elysee last week, that ” will meet every six weeks », to take stock of the crucial issue of transport in general for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Following a meeting on Thursday with Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, a group of 52 associations called on the government to accelerate its efforts so that people with disabilities can access all buildings and transport and most of them without obstacles to goods and services. In a circular published this Thursday, the head of government also announced the forthcoming appointment of an interministerial delegate for accessibility.
Parasport initiation day
Several ministers were present on Saturday at the Paralympic day, organized in the Place de la Bastille, and tried their luck with wheelchair basketball, parajudo or wheelchair tennis, in the presence of numerous Paralympic champions. In addition to Clément Beaune and Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Minister for Sports, Jean-Christophe Combe (Minister for Solidarity) and Geneviève Darrieussecq (Minister Delegate for People with Disabilities) were present.
Arriving before the ministerial procession, Anne Hidalgo, mayor of the Paris PS, also toured the stands. Throughout the afternoon parasport demonstrations and initiations were held, with great success among the children.