Access to transport is a basic requirement for an equitable society but disabled Londoners face increasing barriers to being able to travel door to door independently and seamlessly.
The rapid pace of change in London’s transport network and streetscape – new initiatives including shared space, dockless bikes and electric buses – is having an immediate impact on disabled and older Londoners.
Against a background of an already inaccessible transport infrastructure, with only a third of underground stations currently ‘step-free’ and on-going delays including Crossrail, our work is vital.
Barriers to transport are economic, structural and attitudinal, all of which conspire to severely reduce opportunity, and decrease wellbeing and increase poverty for disabled people. We want to challenge that inequality, allowing disabled people more agency over their choices as citizens; where they work, live and their opportunities to make travel choices based on factors other than basic access, including environmental issues.
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