Guide to Accessible and Responsive Street Furniture

Author: Kingswood Structures

Date published 2019

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

  • An overview of how good street furniture design and public infrastructure planning, as well as careful consideration of accessibility needs, can significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities.

  • Important facts and figures about disability and accessibility. Did you know that, of the most common disabilities in the UK, 52% are related to mobility, 38% to stamina, breathing and fatigue, and 27% to dexterity?

  • Insights into laws such as the Equality Act of 2010 and recent developments in accessible planning from both the public and private sector. (e.g.: In 2017, the city of Chester got first prize in the European Access City Award for going beyond the legal requirements for accessibility, particularly for their historic city walls.)

  • Other useful resources, best practices, and sources of information to find out more about inclusivity in town planning, accessibility, and street furniture for the disabled.

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