Developing an Accessible Transport Strategy



Developing an Accessible Transport Strategy

Authors

INGS K, Hampshire County Council, UK

Description

In January 1997, Hampshire County CotmciI commissioned the Transport Advisory Service to develop a strategy for the future provision of accessible transport services in Hampshire to best meet the varying needs of elderly and disabled people while taking i

Abstract

In January 1997, Hampshire County CotmciI commissioned the Transport Advisory Service to develop a strategy for the future provision of accessible transport services in Hampshire to best meet the varying needs of elderly and disabled people while taking into account the resources available to the authority. The consukants have reviewed the County Council's current approach, identified the various ways of responding to the travel needs of elderly and disabled people and recommended a future approach. This has resulted in a draft strategy, which is aimed at developing a more fully accessible transport system in Hampshire.

During the study, consultation took place with disability organisations, statutory agencies and service providers. Nearly 100 written responses were received from organisations of or for elderly or disabled people, as part of a postal survey of relevant voluntary groups in Hampshire.

The complexity of the issues was reflected in the very wide-ranging responses. Everyone agrees that there are significant problems for elderly and disabled people in getting around, but there are very different views as to how tile County Council should respond.

This paper summadses the background to the strategy, the findings of the consultants' work, the approach outlined in the strategy and the steps which are being taken to implement it.

Publisher

Association for European Transport