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Improving Accessibility to Transport for People with Limited Mobility : A Practical Guidance Note

ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE ACCESSIBILITY ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS ADEQUATE SIGNAGE AID AIR AIRCRAFT AIRCRAFT LAVATORIES ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS ASPHALT ATTITUDINAL BARRIERS BARRIER BATTERIES BLIND BRAILLE BRIDGE BRIDGES BUS BUS DRIVERS BUS ENTRANCE BUS ROUTE BUS SERVICES BUS SHELTER BUS SHELTERS BUS STATIONS BUS STOP BUS STOPS BUSES CAR CAR DRIVERS CAR PARKING CARS CHARITIES CHARITY COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS COMMUNITIES COMPANION COMPANIONS CONCRETE COST OF TRAVEL CROSSING CURB RAMPS CURBS DEAF DESIGN OF VEHICLES DIGNITY DISABILITIES DISABILITY DISABILITY AWARENESS DISABILITY ISSUES DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS DISABLED DISABLED PEOPLE DISABLED PERSONS DRAINAGE DRIVER EDUCATION DRIVER TRAINING DRIVERS ELEVATOR ELEVATORS EQUALITIES EQUALITY ESCALATORS EVACUATION ROUTES EXCLUSION FARE CONCESSIONS FARE EVASION FERRIES FIRE HYDRANTS FOOTBRIDGES FOOTPATHS FOOTWAYS FRAMEWORK FREE TRANSPORT GENDERS GENERAL AWARENESS GLARE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES GRADIENTS GREEN LIGHT GREEN LIGHT FOR PEDESTRIANS GROUND SURFACE HEADWAY HEARING HEARING AID HEARING IMPAIRMENT HEARING IMPAIRMENTS HEAVY PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC HEAVY RAIL HEAVY RAIL SYSTEMS HEAVY VEHICLE HEAVY VEHICLE USE HIGHWAY HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION HIGHWAYS INCOME INTEGRATED TRANSPORT PLANNING INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENTS INTERCHANGES INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT INTERSECTION JOURNEY JOURNEYS KERBS LAMP POSTS LARGE PRINT LETTERING LIGHT RAIL LIMITED MOBILITY LOCAL BUS ROUTES LOCAL TRANSPORT LONG DISTANCES LOW INCOMES MAINSTREAM MANUAL DEXTERITY MASS TRANSIT METRO LINE METRO SYSTEM MINI-BUS MINIBUS MOBILITY MOBILITY CONSTRAINTS MOBILITY DIFFICULTIES MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS MODE OF TRANSPORT MOVEMENT NAVIGATION PASSENGER PASSENGER INFORMATION PASSENGER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS PAVEMENT PAVING PEAK DEMAND PEAK HOURS PEDESTRIAN PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES PEDESTRIAN CROSSING PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT PEDESTRIAN FOOTWAYS PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE PEDESTRIAN PATHS PEDESTRIANS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PERSONS WITH IMPAIRMENTS PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS PICTOGRAMS PIERS POTHOLES PROPERTY OWNERS PUBLIC TRANSPORT PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODES PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES QUALITY OF LIFE RAIL RAIL STATIONS RAILWAY RAMP RAPID TRANSIT RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ROAD ROAD CROSSING ROAD CROSSINGS ROAD SAFETY ROAD SURFACE ROAD TRAFFIC ROAD USER ROADS ROADWAY ROUTE ROUTES SAFE CROSSING SAFETY SIDEWALK USERS SIDEWALKS SIGHT SIGN LANGUAGE SIGNAGE SLOW TRAFFIC SOCIAL INCLUSION SOCIAL INTEGRATION SOCIETY SPAN SPEED STOP SIGNS STREET CROSSINGS STREET FURNITURE STREETS STRUCTURES SUBWAY SURFACING SYMBOLS TAXI DRIVERS TAXIS TERRAIN TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT TRAFFIC SIGNAL TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL TRAILS TRAINS TRAMS TRANSIT ACCESS TRANSIT FACILITIES TRANSIT VEHICLES TRANSPORT TRANSPORT DESIGN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT NETWORKS TRANSPORT OPERATIONS TRANSPORT OPERATORS TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS TRANSPORT PROJECTS TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORT SYSTEM TRANSPORT SYSTEMS TRANSPORT USERS TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH TRAVELLERS TRIP TRIPS TROLLEYS TRUCKS TRUST FUND UNDERGROUND UNIVERSAL ACCESS UNIVERSAL DESIGN VEHICLE VEHICLE DRIVING VEHICLE OPERATORS VEHICLE USE VIBRATION VISUAL IMPAIRMENT VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS VISUALLY IMPAIRED VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON WALKING WALKING AIDS WEALTH WHEELCHAIR WHEELCHAIR USER WHEELCHAIR USERS WHEELCHAIR WHEELS WHEELCHAIRS ZEBRA CROSSING
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa
2014-04-02T19:50:52Z | 2014-04-02T19:50:52Z | 2013-05

This document aims to provide practical guidance on how best to include consideration of accessibility for People with Limited Mobility (PLM). While disabled people are a primary focus, the definition of PLM considered within this guidance note therefore also encompasses this broader range of users with mobility constraints and needs. Barriers to addressing the needs of PLM are often a product of a lack of information for transport professionals and facility designers, combined with limited resources. To assist client countries with implementing the principles and binding obligations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), it is clear that World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) need to understand how to build in accessibility for disabled people in the design and implementation of transport projects. This guidance note therefore aims to aid World Bank TTLs when specifying and managing Bank funded transport projects in order to improve the accessibility of transport systems for PLM. It is intended to serve primarily as a point of reference for TTLs on how to include, and improve; the accessibility of PLM in Bank supported transport operations, as well as being useful for other organizations and government agencies. Following this introductory chapter, chapter two provides concise technical descriptions of different transport accessibility measures, of their costs, benefits and implementation issues, and of relevant standards and sources of further detailed design guidance. In chapter three these accessibility features are gathered into ranked lists to which TTLs may refer in order to see which measures represent low cost options, and those which are likely to have the best benefit/cost relationships. Chapter four sets out information on relevant regulatory and institutional framework issues. Chapter five summarizes potential funding sources and mechanisms for providing accessibility improvements for people with limited mobility. Finally, chapter six (operational road map) provides guidance on the process for designing accessibility into World Bank transport projects.

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