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Title: Access to urban transportation system for individuals with disabilities
Authors: Sze, NN 
Christensen, KM
Keywords: Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities
Perceived level of service
Public transport
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Source: IATSS research, 2017, v. 41, no. 2, p. 66-73 How to cite?
Journal: IATSS research 
Abstract: Urbanization and aging population has become a significant issue in many global cities. It is necessary that the design of built environment to be supportive and provide adequate access to essential urban and social resources, e.g. employment, education, medical, social welfare and recreation etc., for all, including individuals with disabilities. Safe, efficient and accessible transportation is a key component of community integration. This study attempts to review the current practices and guidelines for accessible design of transportation, both access to and within transport facilities, based on the information from the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Besides, the effects of accessible design of transportation on perceived level of service, accessibility, safety and travel behavior would be examined. Therefore, good practices of accessible design that could address the needs for all, especially the elderly and individuals with different types of disability including visual impairment, hearing difficulty and reduced mobility, could be recommended. Hence, quality of life of vulnerable group can be enhanced, and community integration will be achieved in the long run.
ISSN: 0386-1112
EISSN: 2210-4240
DOI: 10.1016/j.iatssr.2017.05.002
Rights: © 2017 International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences. Production and hosting by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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