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Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Around 1 in 5 people have a disability, which often limits their access to activities - such as cycling, mountain biking, and commuting on public transport.

There is currently a mix of activity types on Strava, which may be used by people with impairments or disabilities. These include:
- Ride

- E-Bike Ride

- Handcycle

- Wheelchair

I propose that Strava adds a feature similar to “Commute” which would enable users with impairments (disabilities) to signal they have undertaken that activity with a Disability or Impairment. This would enable disability advocacy groups to show the usage of trails, facilities and infrastructure relative to other groups.

It is well established that poeple with impairments (disabilities) undertake a range of activites using a variety of standard, modified, or specific equipment. Because of this, the existing “Handcycles” or “Wheelchairs” categories are not fit for purpose and it is not possible to use those categories to get useage insights.

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KimLittlejohn
Mt. Kenya

Great idea, keep up the good work

JPA
Mt. Kenya

Brilliant idea- with the economy as it is, councils, cities, governments, charities have less money for infrastructure improvements. information like this will enable them to focus their efforts in order to make the most impact to people. People who want to get out and enjoy more of the World, but are blocked physical hurdles. Often hurdles that are overlooked and simple to remove. This data will show where there is a demand and a need.

hannxm
Mt. Kenya

I second this. I often feel that Strava is quite exclusionary to disabled people; it's hard to find condition specific groups too and if you find them, they're usually for one activity only anyway! Having that tag available (as well as on mobile!) could help disabled people feel more included as it could help them to find other disabled athletes and to show able bodied athletes that they've achieved something (no matter how small) despite their disability. 

dzimerman
Mt. Kenya

Agree. As an active Strava runner I will now be on crutches for the next 6 months, maybe longer. It would be helpful to have a way to indicate that a run was complete with crutches or at least with a physical disability.