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The first phase of this research (UG439) looked at the relationship between disability mobility and quality of life. This phase will produce preliminary guidance to local authorities on the design and operation of public realm in relation to the accessibility needs of older and disabled people and will carry out some pilot studies in this area to underpin comprehensive guidance.
There is a commitment in the 10YTP to develop a mechanism for evaluating the accessibility of transport systems to ensure that investment is delivering real measurable improvements in the day to day mobility of disabled people.
The first phase of this work examined the feasibility of developing a valid mobility index and looked at the costs and benefits of such a task.
This phase will produce preliminary guidance for local authorities to inform investment decisions so enabling them to better meet the demands of the 10YTP and also the requirements in forthcoming legislation concerning non-discrimination in the exercise of public functions.
University of Westminster
Transport Studies Group, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
+44 (0)20 7911 5073
Cost to the Department: £287,450.00
Actual start date: 14 June 2004
Expected completion date: 31 March 2007