The conceptual idea that I have had in my head for a long time now would assist individuals with mobility issues in knowing what paths to take and the like to get to/from a fixed route bus stop, and could even be extended to travel in general regardless if it has to do with public transportation. The idea is a crowd-sourced application on mobile devices that allows someone to start relaying their position via GPS when ...more »
Many power wheelchairs are being manufactured without easy to use (or reach) securement rings. Consequently, it takes too long for paratransit or fixed route bus operators to secure the chair. Others aren't being properly secured at all. DOT needs to work with wheelchair manufacturers to STRONGLY encourage strong, easy to reach securement rings on all wheelchairs.
When a cross walk button is pushed it changes the length of time the light stays green. Ever saw a person who is using a wheelchair or on crutches try to cross 6 lanes of traffic? Some lights are so short even able-bodied people will have to run the last 1 to 1 1/2 lanes to get to the sidewalk safely. Lights are set for cars, not people. Suggest is that the light would stay green longer, only if the button is pushed. ...more »
There are some with disabilities that CAN safely drive. In communities in which there is NO public transportation, why not develop a ride-sharing system in which those disabled drivers would be employed to provide rides for individuals with disabilities who cannot drive?
I live in area where options can be few and limited. I also happen to have a disability (cognitive impairment though I am able to ride my bike.) We need more audible crosswalks, and just more crosswalks period. We also need more public transportation options such as limited and rapid buses, better frequencies, more light rail. We need also more ADA curb cuts.
It is increasingly common for large parking garages to provide signage at entrances advising parkers where in the garage there is parking capacity, accessible spaces, elevators, and such to help them avoid endless circling in search of an open spot that may or may not be there, or finding a spot only to realize it is not accessible or is too far from an accessible pathway to the final destination. Surface lots and on-street ...more »
Every transportation administration in a city should have representation from the disabled community i.e physical, visual, intellectual. Secondly,in all buses the wheelchair should be placed somewhere other than over the rear axle.
As far as walkways- consideration when building new trails should be paramount. No fancy bricks smooth even trails for wheelchair and those with a mobile disability.
There needs to be timely pickup, and phone calls when the driver is in route
Vanpooling is a cost-effective transportation solution for commute to work in urban, suburban and rural settings where traditional transit is not available or convenient. But most vanpool programs fail in forming vanpool groups for wheelchair patrons due to the inconveniences to other riders (who must participate to have a vanpool). Most lifts, ramps and, especially, systems for securing riders require the assistance ...more »
My observation is that customers that can afford high qualitty mobility devices utilize the public transit system more often and with more confidance. If users of motorized wheelchairs had access to a leasing program that provided high quality motorized wheel chairs that included maintenance and loaner program at a reasonable expense it would increase the use of the fixed route public transit systems. What other services ...more »
A virtual mobility hub would provide real-time, web-based travel information inclusive of all mode types that could be displayed on computers and mobile devices. This would be obviously need to be universally accessible, but travelers with and without disabilties would benefit by having the ability to make travel decisions "on the fly."
Do you think an upright overhead warning light with a siren alert is needed for the wheelchair? It will allow wheelchair user to be seen standing on bus stops at night, crossing dark lit street and traveling on dark streets. The wheelchair is more than 500 years old. There are more than 5000 accessories on the market for wheelchair user today. Wheelchair users are still using flags, flashlights, helmets with lights that ...more »