Accessibility and the Bus System - Transforming the World

Table Of Contents

Contents About the author vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction xiii
Part 1: Philosophy - Why?
1 Buses and the city 3
1.1 Why? 3
1.2 Social justice 5
1.3 Wellbeing and aspirations 21
1.4 The five-cities model 23
1.5 Value engineering 26
1.6 Accessibility issues 29
1.7 Buses and their contribution 41
1.8 Conclusions 43
References 44
2 Functionality of a bus system 47
2.1 Functionality 47
2.2 Vision 56
2.3 Strategy 58
2.4 Conclusions 73
References 74
3 The bus system and the city 77
3.1 Passenger needs 77
3.2 Bus needs 103
3.3 Conclusions 111
References 111
Part 2: Science - What?
4 Reaching the bus 115
4.1 General considerations 115
4.2 Pedestrians 115
4.3 At the bus stop 136
4.4 Boarding/alighting the buses 158
4.5 Interfaces at the bus stop 165
4.6 People-centred approach to definition of
bus stop design 187
4.7 Conclusions 204
References 205
5 Design of accessible bus stops: Transforming
the world 209
5.1 Design in the decision-making process 209
5.2 Aesthetics 216
5.3 Operations 223
5.4 Information and communication along the
journey chain 258
5.5 Putting it all together 273
5.6 Conclusions 276
References 277
6 Travelling in the bus 279
6.1 Introduction 279
6.2 The bus and the five cities 279
6.3 The bus as a vehicle 307
6.4 Conclusion 318
References 318
7 Public participation in bus system design 319
7.1 Introduction 319
7.2 Participating with the public 326
7.3 Public participation - the people 328
7.4 Public participation - the how ( and what) 331
7.5 The roadmap in Lima 336
7.6 Discussion 337
7.7 Conclusions 340
References 342
Part 3: Examples - Where?
8 Examples 345
8.1 Medellin 345
8.2 London 348
8.3 Asheville, North Carolina 351
8.4 Lima 355
8.5 Conclusions 359
References 360
Part 4: Ingenuity - How?
9 Opportunities 365
9.1 Can the bus system work for us? 365
9.2 The role of the vision 366
9.3 Structuring the decisions 366
9.4 Systems and value 368
9.5 Buses and the city 369
9.6 Implementing a transformation 371
9.7 Grasping the opportunity 376
Reference 381
10 Conclusions 383
10.1 General points 383
10.2 Transforming the world 386
Index 389