zone2 wrote:Re frequency of bus/tram stops. For people with mobility issues 400m can be a long walk. Making those further apart won't help them or encourage more use of public transport.
Pete wrote:Somebody on this thread earlier praised the bus system of Toronto, Canada. I have heard some good things about its operation and effectiveness from a friend who lived there for several years. However the network looks like this:
Matching it up with the google map you'll see that the bus routes are mostly along main roads and generally about 2-3 kms apart. Many people would need to walk some distance. I don't know how the disabled get about, but as I said it seems to work.
human909 wrote:It makes very little sense designing a public transport system around people with disabilities. Better to design the system around the majority for the majority and then offer other assistance for those who need it.
Marx wrote:The advantage in designing for wheelchairs, is that you also then cater for just about everyone, including prams, shopping jeeps, bicycles & bulky luggage.
human909 wrote:You can have frequent/fast/always-proximate public transport. Pick two of the three at best.
Marx wrote:Arh, regarding disabled accessible transport as ‘special needs’ is a cop out
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