Accessible low-floor bus: the system approach in France
Type de document
ARTICLE DE PERIODIQUE
Résumé / Abstract
Low-floor bus design proves to improve the accessibility of urban buses to people with reduced mobility. In France, owing to the experience gained from the low-floor tramways, it soon appeared necessary to consider the low-floor bus within its urban environment. After recalling the requirements for easy access of people with reduced mobility and those for operating conditions, this paper will examine the French developments for such a system approach: bus/infrastructure interface (access ramp and docking aid), bus stop design, wheelchair user safety.