Your views wanted on the new draft transport accessibility action plan
The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities.
The action plan covers a range of transport modes including:
It also considers ways that they can improve public space to make it more accessible for people with disabilities.
The draft Action Plan includes:
- advocating for greater consistency in the way transport services and facilities are delivered
- ensuring that accessibility features currently required by regulations are consistently monitored and compliance is enforced
- reviewing and monitoring access to parking in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment to improve disabled access to parking
- improving the amount, reliability and available information on passenger facilities, particularly accessible toilets, at stations and on trains
- highlighting the need for better awareness training for transport staff of the requirements of people with visible and hidden disabilities or impairments, and promoting best practice disability training guidance
- identifying and taking steps to address the challenges facing people with disabilities when seeking spontaneous travel – it is important that disabled people are able to travel as freely and easily as everyone else
You can view all the consultation documents below:
Please send consultation responses by email to: AAPConsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Accessibility Action Plan Consultation, Department for Transport, Zone 2/14, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR
The consultation period began on Thursday 24th August 2017 and will run until Wednesday 15th November 2017.