Access to urban transportation system for individuals with disabilities

Nang Ngai Sze, Keith M. Christensen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-73
Number of pages8
JournalIATSS Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Accessibility
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Perceived level of service
  • Public transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Urban Studies
  • Safety Research
  • General Engineering


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