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Improving Access to Taxis
European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  22 Mar 2007
Pages: 83 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789282101032 , OECD Code: 752007021P1
Price:   €35 | $49 | £31 | ¥4500 | MXN630 , Standard shipping included!
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Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format
Multilingual summaries:  German, French, English

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Taxis are an essential mode of transport for disabled and older people.  The combination of the personal service they offer, their wide availability and door-to-door operations enable them to respond particularly well to the travel needs of people with disabilities.  Although several countries have made progress in improving the accessibility of taxi services, much remains to be done. This joint ECMT/IRU study examines factors relating to the design and manufacture of taxi vehicles and considers practical measures to increase the production and use of accessible taxis.

Table of contents:

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. The Need for Accessibility
4. Methodology
5. The Taxi Market
-Numbers and types of vehicles
-Licensing and control
-Financial benefits
-Structure of the trade
-Provision of taxis for disabled people
6. Design for Wheelchair Accessibility
-Research on design requirements
-Current and suggested design parameters
-Matching the "ideal" design standards
-Practical designs for wheelchair passengers
7. Taxis for Other Disabled People
8. The Proportion of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis
9. Dispatch and Control of Taxis
10. Encouraging the Provision of Accessible Taxis
11.Support for Accessible Taxis
12. Infrastructure
13. Training for the Industry
14. Recommendations
-Wheelchair-accessible taxis
-Standard accessible taxis
-Encouraging the provision of accessible taxis
15. Conclusions
Annex 1. Companies and Organisations Consulted
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