Dial-A-Ride for People with Disabilities in London

This paper describes the need for Dial-A-Ride for people with disabilities in London. The extent to which these people with disabilities can use public transit is a product not only of personal physical mobility, but also of a variety of other circumstances such as the design of buses and trains, distance to bus stops and stations, the layout of stations and bus stops, particularly weather protections, seats, etc., and the level of assistance required. The paper shows how there is clearly a large segment of the population whose travel needs cannot adequately be met by conventional public transit. During the last seven years, London has seen three major initiatives in catering for the transportation requirements for the mobility of handicapped people. These are: (1) the mobility bus – conventionally sized adapted buses operating on fixed routes for people with disabilities; (2) Taxicard – the subsidizing of ordinary radio-controlled taxi cab services for people with disabilities; and (3) Dial-A-Ride – door-to-door service using adapted mini-buses booked by telephone. The paper describes each of these options in detail.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 396-411
  • Monograph Title: Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 21-23, 1986

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  • Accession Number: 01050129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 2007 11:16AM