Everyone has the right to use public transport. Almost all of the public transportation vehicles pick up and drop off their passengers from the stops. Are these stops available to everyone? In this article, we will examine these stops in terms of accessibility.
- All public transport stops should be arranged so that all pedestrians, including those with mobility restrictions, can use them. Especially those with limited mobility (such as wheelchair users) should be able to access these stops easily, unhindered, and without needing others.
- Necessary markings and directions should be made so that the stops can be easily found and seen from a distance.
- Announcements, advertisements, and information signs at stops should not have sharp edges or pointed corners in case someone bumps into them.
- The covering materials used on the station floor must be flat, stable, non-slip, and durable.
- Stops should be made suitable for wheelchair users. Spaces should be left in accordance with the standards so that the wheelchair can dock at the stops.
- Disabled people should be able to get on and off public transportation vehicles comfortably at stops. For this, the floor of the station should be raised with a slope up to the level of the vehicle entrance.
- In public transport vehicles, there should be equipment (such as a ramp) that will enable a wheelchair person to get into the vehicle.
- Horizontal and vertical markings should be made at bus stops to prevent vehicles other than public transportation vehicles from stopping or parking.
- Stops should be within reach of the wheelchair user. If the stop is on the curb, there must be a way for the wheelchair to get onto the curb.
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