PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND THE HANDICAPPED

The author points out that pedestrians of all ages make use of buses, tramways, metro's and trains. They are consumers of public transport. Some of these people have a handicap, of which some are temporary and some are for a lifetime. Public transport is managed by healthy people of employable age for healthy people of employable age. The handicapped are a minority group and have little done for them. In this paper a review is given of research, studies and applications of measures which have been taken in various countries for better accessibility and increased safety of public transport for disabled persons. These include, use of audible warning by vehicles when reversing, audible signals at pedestrian crossings, arrangements made for help on train and air journeys, accommodation for wheel chairs on trains and buses and at stations. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Assoc

    Passage 61 III
    S-Gravenhage,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Vanersen, T V
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00197023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM