TRANSPORT PROVISION FOR DISABLED PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND: SUMMARY

This report presents the key conclusions and recommendations of research conducted between June 1998 and April 1999 to examine transport provision for disabled people in Scotland. Disability organisations were contacted, and existing statistics and literature were reviewed, to identify the transport needs of disabled people and potential barriers to accessibility. Key transport service providers in Scotland were sent detailed questionnaires. Local authorities and Strathclyde Passenger Authority were questioned on their policies for providing accessible public transport. A database and data map on aspects of access to transport were developed. About 12% of Scotland's population are estimated to have some form of disability, and about 5% are likely to have significant difficulty in using public transport; service provision for them varies widely. The transport needs of disabled people, and the gaps in provision for these needs, are in the following areas: (1) the sensitivity of public transport policy and coordination to these needs; (2) physical access to services and facilities; (3) the availability of staff understanding disability issues; (4) clear information about services and their accessibility; and (5) consultation of disabled people with transport and infrastructure providers and policy makers.

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    SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE CENTRAL RESEARCH UNIT

    SAUGHTON HOUSE, BROOMHOUSE DRIVE
    EDINBURGH,   United Kingdom  EH11 3XA
  • Authors:
    • Henderson, S
    • Henderson, B
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.
  • Serial:
    • CM 4604
    • Publisher: STATIONERY OFFICE
    • ISSN: 0950-2254

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7480-9080-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM