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An Accessible Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland

Creator:

Department for Regionl Development, Northern Ireland

Subject Keywords: Transportation
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Type: Strategy
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Older people and people with disabilities make up a significant proportion of the Northern Ireland population and they face a number of barriers when trying to make use, or make full use, of the transport system. Transport accessibility is about providing transport services, infrastructure and information that provides for equitable access. This Strategy aims to address the barriers that prevent older people and people with disabilities from using the transport system.

The Accessible Transport Strategy stems from the Regional Transportation Strategy and was developed in the context of the Priorities and Budget 2005 – 2008 that sets out the Government’s priorities and spending plans for Northern Ireland for the 3-year period 2005-06 to 2007-08. It has been prepared against the background of wider transportation policy in Great Britain and the European Union.

The Statistical information presented illustrates that:

• older people and people with disabilities make up an increasingly significant proportion of society in Northern Ireland;

• the range of disabilities that people experience is wide, in both nature and severity, which impacts on the type of transport requirements they have and the transport opportunities available to them; and

• both older people and people with disabilities typically have low incomes.

Date:

01/04/2005

Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Department for Regionl Development, Northern Ireland. (2005) An Accessible Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/241598 [Accessed: 20th October 2019].

  

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