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Transport Scotland survey – Transport in Rural Areas

Written on: 15th December, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

Disability Equality Scotland is working with Transport Scotland to undertake research into Accessible Travel.  In May 2017, we circulated a national baseline survey about disabled peoples’ experiences of travelling on public transport.  This helped to identify some of the key issues for disabled people, which we would now like to explore in more detail.

One of the key topics was transport in rural areas.  Transport in rural areas can be a lifeline for many people.  However, the frequency and cost of the transport service can also be a barrier for some.

We have designed a short survey about transport issues in rural areas.  Feedback from this survey will be passed directly to Transport Scotland, although your personal details will remain confidential and anonymous.

The survey is aimed at disabled people who live or work in rural areas. If this is not you, please pass this survey on to others who might like to respond.

Complete the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5GFRJDS

The survey will be open until 8 January 2018.

There will also be a follow up event taking place in early February to which we will invite disabled people and transport providers to discuss the findings from this survey.  The location is still to be decided, but could be either Aberdeen or Stirling.  The survey will ask for your contact details if you would like to find out more, or register a place.

Thanks in advance

 

Emma Scott, Equality Projects Manager

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