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Public transport or special service or a mix? Ståhl, Agneta

By: Ståhl, AgnetaAnalytics: Show analyticsPublication details: Lunds universitet. Tekniska högskolan, 2000; Teknik och samhälle. Trafikplanering, ; Bulletin, Description: nr 187:1, s. 209-16Subject(s): Sweden | Conference | Sweden | Public transport | Paratransit | Dial a ride | Policy | 111 | 112Bibl.nr: VTI P1494:187:1Location: Abstract: The limitations associated with accessibility to transports experienced by many elderly and functionally impaired people impact their activity and mobility. These limitations itself implies a disability. One of the objectives of the Swedish policy is to offer safe and environmentally friendly transportation resources at the lowest possible socio-economic cost, while at the same time integrating people with functional impairments into all parts of society. The paper presents choices made during recent years in order to fulfil the objectives. Two basic assumptions are made: 1) no community can be fully served with a single transportation mode; and 2) the different Public Transport Services must be responsive to individual needs. This results in a mix of services, e.g. 1) fixed route services with low floor buses, 2) service routes served with minibuses along fixed lines or on demand (flexroutes concept); and 3) Special Transportation Services for the seriously handicapped requiring door-to-door transport.
Item type: Reports, conferences, monographs
Holdings: VTI P1494:187:1

The limitations associated with accessibility to transports experienced by many elderly and functionally impaired people impact their activity and mobility. These limitations itself implies a disability. One of the objectives of the Swedish policy is to offer safe and environmentally friendly transportation resources at the lowest possible socio-economic cost, while at the same time integrating people with functional impairments into all parts of society. The paper presents choices made during recent years in order to fulfil the objectives. Two basic assumptions are made: 1) no community can be fully served with a single transportation mode; and 2) the different Public Transport Services must be responsive to individual needs. This results in a mix of services, e.g. 1) fixed route services with low floor buses, 2) service routes served with minibuses along fixed lines or on demand (flexroutes concept); and 3) Special Transportation Services for the seriously handicapped requiring door-to-door transport.

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