Bus rapid transit accessibility guidelines

This guidelines focus on the BRT environment and assume that interested parties can take advantage of existing guidelines to clarify general issues of access to public space, buildings, and pedestrian infrastructure. The guidelines generally follow the travel path of a passenger using a full-featured Bus Rapid Transit system. The accessible travel chain begins with sidewalks and pedestrian crossings and continues into a typical mid-island station served by buses with left-side doors (in countries where traffic drives on the right side). Buses pull up to an enclosed station with a ramped platform the height of the bus floor. The guidelines then focus on station features, crossing the gap into the bus, and bus features. Due to the integrated nature of BRT, the guidelines focus equally on both trunk line and feeder line issues while acknowledging that a long-term planning process may be needed to identify funding for improved feeder line infrastructure and vehicles. Costs and benefits are discussed in a separate document, but most of the features discussed in this guide are low cost or even without cost in new features.

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