This paper describes the outcomes of the EXCALIBUR project. The paper begins
with a description of the context of the project. EXCALIBUR is exploring
how users’ needs can be incorporated directly in to the design of bus stops
so that the resulting infrastructure facilitates the use of accessible
buses. The paper then discusses the broad principles for the design of
accessible bus stops, extracted from the work with the users and drivers.
The on-street tests carried out in East London are then described, including
the decisions about the compromises necessary to enable the best design
to be built within the constraints of each site. Next, the paper considers
the evaluation methodology and discusses the initial outcomes of the on-street
trials. Conclusions are drawn about the benefits of accessible bus stop
design to elderly and disabled people, design and construction standards
needed for accessible bus stops, the implications for the design of vehicles,
training of users and drivers and the next steps for work in this area.
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