[OSM-talk] Wheelchair accessibility

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Sep 21 12:19:36 UTC 2017


Seattle has the same requirement that buses and bus stops be wheelchair
accessible. However, on some of the bus stops on steep streets, the ramp
(not sure exactly what's its call) that extends out from the bus, hits the
pavement on one side, but the other end is extended off the pavement which
makes it difficult for some people in wheelchairs to access. Even though
the requirement is there, I would probably mark it as inaccessible.

Clifford

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:25 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> >As far as I am aware, all bus routes have to be wheelchair accessible by
> law.
>
> Unfortunately the law in different countries is not the same.  Locally it
> is not a legal requirement but the province gives partial funding to
> accessible buses.
>
> Cheerio John
>
> On 21 September 2017 at 03:17, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
>
>> As far as I am aware, all bus routes have to be wheelchair accessible by
>> law.
>>
>> They certainly all use low floor kneeling buses locally.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>> On 21 September 2017 06:22:06 BST, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 2017-09-20 23:10, john whelan wrote:
>>>
>>>>  I was at a presentation yesterday evening about accessibility, well it
>>>>  was free coffee what more can I say?
>>>>
>>>>  All Ottawa buses have two spaces for wheelchairs.  We map wheelchair
>>>>  accessible toilets and other things for the map but we currently as
>>>>  far as I am aware we don't include information on things that move.
>>>>
>>>>  Should we and how would you do it?
>>>>
>>>>  For example I understand in the UK there are problems at many railway
>>>>  stations.  Perhaps mapping railway stations as being wheelchair
>>>>  accessible or not would be a start.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Bus routes (public transport routes in general) get mapped with
>>> weelchair=yes. Totally acceptable to do so to signify that the route is
>>> accesible with a wheelchair.
>>> E.g. http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4257112
>>> I would map public transport nodes and ways (the platform and
>>> stop_position) with wheelchair too.
>>>
>>> Maarten
>>>
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