Experiencing mobility in underground transport systems.

Harding, John Edwin (2013). Experiencing mobility in underground transport systems. In: Proceedings LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) 2013.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2059161.v1


A liveable city requires accessible transport systems to serve a diverse range of people; otherwise, citizens may find parts of the city inaccessible. Socio-economic consequences of severance are well known, however the impact of what the author names as ‘vertical severance’ (VS) appears less understood, owing to the relatively recent introduction of step-free underground stations. This paper explains What attitudes and issues caused VS. So What were the implications and actionable insights of VS within the context of liveability within cities, and What Next. To serve a diverse population recommendations include incorporating new design procedures, and new design ideas for existing and new stations. Furthermore, VS could become a measure that describes the how liveable a city is for people of all ages and abilities. In conclusion, a sustainable vision for People Centred Mobility in Liveable Cities requires zero VS within stations and other transport systems.

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