Accessibility of Urban Transport for People with Disabilities and Limited Mobility : Lessons from East Asia and the Pacific

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9432
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Transport Notes
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Babinard, Julie
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Wang, Wei
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Bennett, Christopher R.
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Mehndiratta, Shomik
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2014-02-18T23:27:41Z
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2014-02-18T23:27:41Z
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2012-04
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2021-04-23T14:03:33Z
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Accessibility of transport is not always a priority in transport planning and implementation. There can be barriers in the physical environment and delivery of services that render transport inaccessible. The principle of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) brings new momentum to ensuring accessibility in the delivery of transport infrastructure and services. The CRPD recognizes that obstacles and barriers to indoor and outdoor public facilities and buildings and the physical environment should be removed to ensure equal access by people with disabilities and all members of society. This note summarizes the analysis done of the accessibility features of recent transport projects in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. It seeks to highlight good practice in national laws, policies and project implementation to improve the welfare of transport users across projects. The overarching objective is to suggest how to improve the implementation of accessibility features in transport projects for people with disabilities and people with limited mobility. Mobility and access requirements of people with disabilities should be considered by planning and designing barrier- free transport systems. This implies an understanding and identification of the circumstances that create barriers for people with disabilities. Many countries have made progress in reducing barriers in the transport environment, particularly in high income countries. Countries have implemented regulation and design guidelines which explicitly consider accessibility for people with disabilities.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/04/17759166/accessibility-urban-transport-people-disabilities-limited-mobility-lessons-east-asia-pacific
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/17104
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Transport Notes series;no. TRN 44
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESSIBILITY
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ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
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ACCIDENTS
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ADAPTATION
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AID
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BABY STROLLERS
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BARRIER
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BLIND
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BRAILLE
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BRIDGES
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BUS
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BUS STOPS
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BUSES
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CURB CUTS
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DELIVERY OF SERVICES
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DISABLED
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DISABLED COMMUNITY
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DISABLED PEOPLE
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DISABLED PERSONS
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EXCLUSION
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FREE TRANSPORT
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FULL PARTICIPATION
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
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GRADIENTS
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HEARING
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HEARING IMPAIRMENT
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HUMAN RIGHT
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INCLUSION
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INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
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INCOME
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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
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ISO
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LIMITED MOBILITY
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MAINSTREAM
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MAINSTREAMING
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MAINSTREAMING DISABILITY
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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
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MOBILITY
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MODE OF TRANSPORT
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MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
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NATIONAL LAWS
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NATIVE SPEAKERS
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OLD AGE
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PARTICIPATION IN SOCIETY
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PASSENGERS
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PEDESTRIAN
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PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
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PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT
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PEDESTRIANS
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
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PUBLIC TRANSIT
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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RAMPS
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RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
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ROAD
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ROAD DESIGN
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ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE
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ROAD TRAFFIC
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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
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ROUTE
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RURAL ROADS
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SCHOOLS
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SIDEWALKS
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SIGNS
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SOCIETY
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STREET DESIGN
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STREETS
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SYMBOLS
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TRAFFIC
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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEMES
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TRAFFIC SIGNALS
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TRANSPORT AGENCIES
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TRANSPORT FACILITIES
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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TRANSPORT PLANNING
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TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS
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TRANSPORT PROJECTS
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TRANSPORT SERVICES
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TRANSPORT STRATEGY
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TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
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TRANSPORT USERS
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH
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TRANSPORTS
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TRAVELERS
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TRIP
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TRIPS
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TUNNELS
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UNIVERSAL ACCESS
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UNIVERSAL DESIGN
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URBAN ROADS
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URBAN TRANSPORT
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URBAN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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URBAN TRANSPORT PROJECTS
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VEHICLES
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VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
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VISUALLY IMPAIRED
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VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS
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WHEELCHAIR
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WHEELCHAIR USERS
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WHEELCHAIRS
dc.title
Accessibility of Urban Transport for People with Disabilities and Limited Mobility : Lessons from East Asia and the Pacific
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2013-05-27
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/04/17759166/accessibility-urban-transport-people-disabilities-limited-mobility-lessons-east-asia-pacific
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Transport and ICT
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Social Protection and Labor
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Governance
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Transport and ICT
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yes
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000356161_20130527115654
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17759166
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77969
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/05/27/000356161_20130527115654/Rendered/PDF/779690BRI0Box30C00TRN0440ADD0VC0KNS.pdf
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East Asia and Pacific
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Urban Development :: Transport in Urban Areas
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Social Protections and Labor :: Disability
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Roads and Highways
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Governance :: E-Government
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Transport Economics Policy and Planning
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Transport
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Transport Unit (TWITR)
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