ERIC Number: ED317015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Public Transport for Everyone: A Summary of the Results of Research and Development Projects Concerning Disabled People and Transport Facilities Supported by the Swedish Transport Research Board. TFB-Report 1989:1.
This report summarizes the results of research and development concerning disabled individuals in Sweden and their use of transport facilities. The first section, "People with Impaired Mobility and Their Travel Needs," outlines Sweden's transport policy goal to adapt transport to the needs of disabled people, addresses the difficulty in ascertaining which people are disabled in terms of transport, and cites statistics which show that disabled people travel less frequently than others but are traveling more than they did in the past. The second section, on "Means of Transportation Designed for the Disabled," describes municipal Special Transportation Services using taxis or special-purpose vehicles, the national Special Transportation Service, bus service routes especially designed to serve the needs of the elderly and disabled, and subsidies for individual trips by car. Under the heading, "Adapting Public Transport Facilities for the Disabled," the third section discusses many ways of solving the travel problems of the disabled, including adaptation of buses, trains, planes, boats, and taxis, and modification of terminals, stations, and bus stops. "Vehicles for Disabled People," the final section, focuses on the need for taxicabs, small buses, and other special purpose vehicles suitable for transporting the disabled. Includes approximately 60 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mobility Aids, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Transportation, Vehicular Traffic
Swedish Transport Research Board, Box 2242, S-103 16 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Transport Research Board, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden