Barriers preventing access to transport may be physical – as often seen with disabled or older people – or financial, in relation to the cost of transport or fears over safety and security – or they may arise from a failure of a system to provide services needed. Our mobility and accessibility experts provide leading solutions to resolve these challenges.
The mobility and accessibility solutions we offer take into account all physical and operational limitations, making access to essential services seamless and efficient.
At the outset we use GIS tools and pedestrian models and site audits to review facilities in order to assess the degree to which barriers may be imposed on potential travellers. In addition we may undertake market research both with existing travellers but more importantly with non-travellers in order to assess the degree to which demand may be suppressed and the potential benefit of improvements.
Our skillset covers the design of new facilities such as railway stations and airports and the ability to retrofit mobility needs into smaller facilities to meet equality legislation. We also undertake strategic reviews on legislation compliance.
Our team provides accessibility modelling and non-motorised user audit services as tools to assess accessibility and mobility. We are also skilled at working with groups vulnerable to social exclusion to establish their needs and to ensure that the transport development is inclusive.