AN INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF BUSES BY BOTH ELDERLY AND AMBULANT DISABLED PERSONS

The relevant anthropometric dimensions of one hundred elderly people and one hundred patients with neurological and orthopedic disabilities were recorded. The abilities of the same subjects to negotiate steps of various heights, to pull, twist and reach with their arms were recorded together with their preferences for various seating arrangements and hand holds. The height of entry and exit steps seems to be the dimension that has the most effect on current bus usage by that part of the population represented by this sample. The effective use of handholds to maintain balance may be difficult for some subjects in a moving bus.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research sponsored by The Department of the Environment, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, Berkshire, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    British Leyland, Limited

    ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ruffell-Smith, H P
    • Ward, J S
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: CON/3140/32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM