This report discusses the effect of disability on physical mobility and presents case studies in disability illustrating problems of mobility outside the home and priority destinations, difficulties encountered outside the home, reaction to suggested aids to mobility, attitude to methods of changing level (escalators, flights or less than nine steps, lifts, ramps), and walking ability. Visits were made by the investigators in the company of a disabled person in a wheelchair to three British town center developments at Cumbernauld, Coventry, and the Bull Ring, Birmingham with a view to examining the problems and possibilities involved in planning for disabled people in town centers. Recommendations are put forward concerning private and public transport, pedestrian routes, vertical circulation (ramps) steps, lifts, escalators and moving platforms, special provision for disabled people in public places, and design of new buildings with disabled persons in mind. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Edinburgh University, England

    34 Eccleston Square, Department of Urban Design
    London SW1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM