The Department for Transport Smart Survey on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces

18 July 2019
Source: Department for Transport

The Department for Transport is presently in the process of considering changes to the document Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces, and have commissioned TRL and Urban Movement to understand more about the understanding of tactile paving by blind & partially sighted people, and also people with other disabilities such as wheelchair users or those with mental health

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#InclusiveTransport – One year on – 8-12th July 2019

9 July 2019
Source: Department for Transport

From the 8 – 12 July the Department for Transport will mark 12 months since it launched its Inclusive Transport Strategy (ITS): Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People. Government is determined disabled people have the same access to transport as everyone else and that they are able to travel easily, confidently and without extra cost. The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets

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Department of Transport: Review of Blue Badge fraud as scheme is extended to those with ‘hidden disabilities’

18 June 2019
Source: Department for Transport

• Blue Badge scheme to be extended to people who have less visible disabilities, making journeys more accessible • This change to the scheme is the biggest in nearly 50 years with the extended criteria coming into force on 30 August. • Review also launched into Blue Badge fraud and ways of reducing misuse. People with hidden disabilities will soon

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Disability Rights UK: Automated vehicles could offer greater mobility to more disabled people

12 November 2018
Source: Disability Rights UK

The Department for Transport is consulting on future law changes for the safe use of automated vehicles in the UK. The consultation suggests that, in future, cars with automated driving systems will not have drivers but instead a “user-in-charge” who would need to be ready to take control of a vehicle in situations where automation is likely cause an accident.

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Department for Transport: Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network

25 July 2018
Source: Department for Transport

New strategy will improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities. New measures, backed by hundreds of million pounds, will help ensure all disabled people can travel confidently and easily. The Department for Transport has today (25 July 2018) set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy, which will improve accessibility across all types of

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Dept of Transport: Disabled people: attitudes towards travel

15 November 2017
Source: Department of Transport

From:  Department for Transport Part of:Transport social research and evaluation and Accessible transport Published:13 November 2017 Findings and recommendations following research into the travel behaviour and attitudes to travel of UK disabled people. The main findings of this research were that: •disability is an important factor for explaining individual travel behaviour and changes in behaviour over time •disabled people should

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Department of Transport: Draft transport accessibility action plan

27 September 2017
Source: Department of Transport

This consultation seeks views on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out our proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. The action plan covers a range of transport modes including:

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Driverless cars in the UK: a regulatory review

23 June 2016
Source: Dept of Transport

From:Department for Transport First published:11 February 2015 Part of: Driverless vehicles: connected and autonomous technologies and Road safety Analyses the existing legal and regulatory situation for testing, producing and marketing highly and fully automated vehicles in the UK. For the reports please go to: Driverless Cars, Dept of Transport

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