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VeloPlus Wheelchair Transport, 2016

This is a VeloPlus Wheelchair Transport. It was designed by Van Raam. It is dated 2016. Its medium is steel frame with standard bicycle parts and components. It is a part of the department.

Most transportation networks do not accommodate the needs of people with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. In New York City, only one third of the subways are wheelchair accessible, severely limiting people’s mobility. The VeloPlus wheelchair bike was designed for people to be transported in their own wheelchair and the platform tilts to become an on/off ramp.

It is credited Courtesy of Bike-On/Spinov8 Distribution Center, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.

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