Disabled bus passengers to help shape transport accessibility

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Bus Users UK is calling on disabled people to share their experiences of bus travel as part of a research project designed to improve transport accessibility and inclusion.

The charity has joined forces with Motability, social research agency Revealing Reality, and microeconomics consultancy Frontier Economics to capture the real, lived travel experiences of people with visible and non-visible disabilities.

Participants will be asked to log their bus journeys across the period of a month and to record their experiences, both positive and negative. The outcomes will be used to inform and shape bus accessibility and inclusion practice across the UK.

Bus Users UK Director for England Dawn Badminton-Capps said: “Buses are a lifeline enabling people to lead full and active lives through education, work, healthcare and leisure. This is a unique opportunity for anyone living with a disability to bring about real change and ensure that bus services are genuinely accessible and inclusive.”

Anyone interested in taking part in this study is invited to contact [email protected]