TfL commits to making buses more accessible, safer
As part of a series of measures taken to make London’s transport network more accessible, TfL is making a number of changes affecting the city’s buses.
The new plan, Equity in Motion, commits to more than 80 actions to further build on TfL and the Mayor’s ongoing efforts to create a fairer and safer London. It includes a plan to install priority seating moquettes to 1,000 Routemasters by 2025.
TfL is to launch a series of innovation challenges to look at reducing discrimination and improving safety on buses. It is to continue to engage with communities on streetscape design schemes, including bus infrastructure such as bus stop bypasses.
A new travel concession entitling eligible care leavers to half-price bus and tram travel is also to be introduced. Additionally, hundreds of new real-time information displays for bus stops and shelters are to be installed.
New research will also be carried out to understand the needs of a range of different communities across London and TfL will create a new inclusive Design Centre of Excellence. TfL will also be reviewing its approach to translating communications into different languages, including British Sign Language, increasing the number of step-free access stations, expanding the Project Guardian school sessions on sexual harassment and making it easier for people to report crime, antisocial behaviour, discrimination and safety concerns. These improvements, some of which are underway already, are intended to help make everyone feel welcome on the transport network, enable more people to travel confidently and with ease.
“TfL is committed to removing the barriers that people face when using the transport network and enabling more people to travel spontaneously, seamlessly and easily” – The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is for everyone and I am committed to making our transport network as fair and accessible as possible so that every Londoner can make the most of our fantastic city.
“TfL is committed to removing the barriers that people face when using the transport network and enabling more people to travel spontaneously, seamlessly and easily. Some of these vital improvements are already underway and there are many more to come, helping us to continue building a better, fairer London for everyone.”