Access to transport from a user perspective

This paper focuses on public transport from a user perspective. It discusses this from a number of aspects. The author has been a paraplegic for 32 years. The paper begins with his personal experiences in the use of all forms of public transport during that period throughout Australia and overseas. The paper then looks at the recent development of accessible public transport systems and modes in a number of OECD countries including Europe and North America. Finally, the paper discusses some of the results of the national surveys undertaken last year in the preparation of the report, 'Target 2015 - A Vision for the Future: Access to Transport in Australia for all Australians.' These results include a set of key indicators drawn from the survey work to identify user needs. They also include the first national access audit of all forms of mainstream public transport covering land, aviation and maritime passenger transport. The report made a number of major recommendations and developed a strategy plan for implementation. As the report is now before the Federal Government, these recommendations are still under embargo.


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  • Pagination: 19p

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  • Accession Number: 01434871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 6:40PM