Accessible and inclusive transport

Start date: 23 October 2019

End date: 17 January 2020

The London Assembly Transport Committee has launched an investigation into accessibility and inclusion across London’s transport network and streets. It is important that everyone can access public transport and London’s streets to travel between homes, jobs, education and leisure activities across the city. However, a range of barriers and challenges keep many from moving around the capital comfortably and confidently. Our investigation will look at London’s streets and public transport across all modes including the Tube, trains, buses, tram, DLR, River bus, taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), walking and cycling. Through this approach, the committee will be able to get a better understanding of Londoners’ “whole journey” experiences. A barrier in one part of a person’s journey can be enough to keep them from getting where they need to go.

Key Questions 

  1. What does an inclusive and accessible transport network mean to you?
  2. Have you noticed any improvement over the past few years regarding accessibility and inclusion within London’s transport network and streets? If so where? This could be either an area of London or a part of the network.
  3. What do you see as the main barriers keeping people from using the transport network and streets comfortably and confidently?
  4. Where are these barriers? Are different parts of the network better than others?
  5. What are the main impacts of these barriers?
  6. Should some areas be prioritised more than others? For example, technology, infrastructure, or streets.