oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Transport lifeline for passengers with disabilities

Volume 13, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... Civil Engineering | September 2005 33 WHEN SOUTH AFRICA's public transport system was established, accessiblity for passengers with disabilities was not a factor. This is evident from even a casual inspec- tion of our public transport facilities and vehicles. Gaining access to commuter rail stations generally requires commuters to climb stairs into the building and then to ascend/descend a long fl ight of stairs to and from an overbridge to reach the platform. To gain access to buses passengers must climb three or more steps and negotiate a change in direction, while gaining access to minibus taxis means that other ..

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