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UK Inclusive Transport Strategy

 

In July of this year the Department of Transport, UK set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy: achieving equal access for disabled people. This strategy will focus on improving accessibility for all including elderly citizens and those with both visible and less visible disabilities, and aims at creating a fully accessible transport system by 2030.

 

In this strategy it is recognised that an inclusive transport network is essential to building a stronger fairer economy, it supports business and employment, connects communities, helps prevents loneliness and isolation by providing access to those who might otherwise be unable to travel. It is also recognised in this strategy that easy access to travel is not the reality for all citizens.

 

 To address this, the strategy outlines five main themes:

1.    Awareness and enforcement of passenger rights

2.    Staff training for both frontline and managerial staff

3.    Improving accessibility of information

4.    Improving physical infrastructure

5.    The future of inclusive transport

 

The strategy also includes:

 

For further information about the DfT UK’s Inclusive Transport Strategy please click here.  

 

Alternatively, if you need further information or advice in relation to making your services more accessible please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on (01) 415 12 85 or e-mail [email protected]sconsultancy.ie .