Inclusive Design In Town Centres And Busy Street Areas.

Transport Scotland (TS), the Scottish Government (SG) and the Department for Transport (DfT) required research, evidence and recommendations on methods and approaches to help deliver inclusive design environments within town centres and busy street areas.

Transport Scotland (TS), the Scottish Government (SG) and the Department for Transport (DfT) required research, evidence and recommendations on methods and approaches to help deliver inclusive design environments within town centres and busy street areas. WSP was commissioned to undertake the research and produce this research report.

This research project has been undertaken in parallel with separate research commissioned by the DfT, and undertaken by TRL, to review the following two sets of DfT guidance with the aim of understanding how they need to be updated:

  • Inclusive Mobility: A guide to best practice on access to pedestrian and transport infrastructure (published in 2002)
  • Guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces (published in 1998).

Both research studies have been designed to be complementary without significant overlap of content.

This research included two main aspects - evidence on how inclusive engagement approaches can support inclusive design, and evidence on physical design measures that can support inclusive and accessible design.

Read the full report here