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Urban Transport for Disabled People. Philip Barham and Sam Roberts Transport & Travel Research Ltd. Working Group Members. Hasselt / Limburg Province (De Lijn) Paris (STIF) Aalborg (City of Aalborg). Follower Cities; Belfast Uppsala Fife Warsaw London. Itinerary.

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urban transport for disabled people

Urban Transport for Disabled People

Philip Barham and Sam Roberts

Transport & Travel Research Ltd

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Working Group Members

Hasselt / Limburg Province (De Lijn)

Paris (STIF)

Aalborg (City of Aalborg)

Follower Cities;

Belfast Uppsala

Fife Warsaw

London

itinerary
Itinerary
  • Kick off meeting – 22nd September 2005
  • 1st site visit – Hasselt, 12th -13th January
  • 2nd site visit – Paris, 4th -5th May
  • Thematic data collection, 26 May 2006
  • 3rd site visit – Aalborg, June – Proposed
  • Final Conference – 16th June 2006
  • Final Report Summer 2006
indicators
Indicators
  • Mainstream .v. Dedicated Services
    • Incl.: “What is the real impact of investments on disabled people’s lives ?”
  • Training
  • Agenda for Accessibility
  • Social Benefits
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Barriers, including;
      • Topic area
      • Resources
  • Findings at present, including;
      • Importance of sharing experiences
      • Data still being analysed
objective of working group
Objective of Working Group

To benchmark,

“The trade-off between investing in the accessibility of mainstream public transport, and the provision of dedicated accessible services”

key concepts
Key Concepts
  • Trade-off:
      • Investment in mainstream public transport
      • Investment in dedicated services
  • Access for All
  • Social Exclusion / Inclusion
  • Stigmatisation
site visit 1 hasselt
Site Visit 1: Hasselt

De Lijn – single operator

Flemish Parliament commitment to accessibility & modal shift

“Offer” of minimum entitlement to transport

Inclusivity and Staff Training

Quick wins & highest returns – most frequently used stops

Complementary Special Adapted Services

site visit 2 paris
Site Visit 2: Paris

11 million inhabitants

Accessibility of all modes by 2015

Initial focus on most used RER stations

Now 15 “fully accessible” bus routes

Low floor vehicles and redesign of kerbs

“Infomobi” website & telephone service

PAM – “Paris Accompagnement Mobilité”

Considering a demand responsive “link” service