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What are the key elements to make public transport accessible?

On the 18th February 2013, Dublin Bus announced that the bus fleet is now 100% accessible. All buses now cater for a much wider range of users including people with mobility impairments, older people and passengers with buggies. Some of the new accessible features of the bus fleet include:

This is great news for all users of the Dublin Bus service and will enable more people to participate in society where previously they may not have been able to.

However it is important to recognise that making the fleet accessible is only element of making public transport accessible.  This article addresses other elements that are important to ensure all parts of a person’s journey are fully accessible for everybody.

It is important to note that a persons journey starts when they first start to plan their trip, the journey ends once they reach their final destination.  During the journey there are a number of barriers that members of the public could face (even before leaving their house). The following are a number of key elements that must be addressed to ensure public transport is accessible:

If you would like further information on how to make public transport accessible, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01-4151285 or [email protected].