Project: Assessing Provision for Disabled People in LTP's

Reference: UG329

Last update: 09/09/2003 15:46:32

Objectives

The objectives are to assess how well the local authorities are including the needs of the disabled within their transport improvements. From that assessment, and from reviewing current guidance issued to local authorities, the contractor will identify any shortcomings, if any, of available guidance. Finally it is intended to identify what other guidance should be provided or any amendments to current guidance.

Description

Guidance is available to local authorities to assess the design of pedestrian crossings, tactile surfaces, and design of public transport infrastructure and vehicles, to meet the needs of disabled travellers and pedestrians. The Department needs to monitor the local transport plans to see if local authorities have taken regard to the disabled when designing improvements to road networks and public transport.

Contractor(s)

Philip Oxley
Independant Transport Consultant., Not listed., Unavailable
Not listed.

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £11,800.00

Actual start date: 30 April 2001

Actual completion date: 01 November 2001

Summary of results

  1. The full set of Local Transport Plans (LTPs) were analysed and a summary report was produced with recommendations regarding further advice which should be issued.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.