HANDICAPPED PEOPLE AND TRAFFIC PLANNING

DE RORELSEHINDRADE OCH TRAFIKPLANERINGEN

Disabled people form a large group in the community and their number increases because of traffic accidents, accidents at work, etc. It is estimated that 10 to 15% of the population in Finland is handicapped in some way. A person in a wheel chair who drives his own car needs a bigger parking place than ordinary drivers. Buses are too high for disabled people and bus stops are not provided with sufficient safety equipment, e.g. traffic islands. Stairs ought to be avoided on footways, and bicycles should not be permitted on them. It is most important to keep islands and footways clear, especially in winter. Bus stops should be more numerous so that long walking distances are avoided. Elevators are to be preferred to moving staircases. /IRRD-IRF/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Finlands Kommunaltidskrift

    Helsinki,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • PIHLAJA, M
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 11-14
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 56
    • Issue Number: 10

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM