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En förbättrad rullstolsplats på klass 1 bussar: I sammarbete med Benteler Engineering Services
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The initiative for this project was taken by Benteler Engineering Services, as a result of having identified areas of improvement, in designated accessible areas like the wheelchair spot onboard buses. Depending on a wheelchair to be able to move around can understandably be challenging.

Public transport is a common good in today`s society, however despite the measures taken towards adjusting to accessible needs, the majority of those being disabled chose different alternatives of transportation. This is due to reasons such as the drivers' poor attitude, furthermore the limitations of the space allocated to accessible needs, as people with strollers also use these spots onboard. Also, some wheelchair users find the rides unsafe, as they could easily fall over during without the appropriate space for them onboard the buses etc. These are only a few reasons why other options are sought out, i.e. private cars or taxis. The focus of the project has been to create a dialogue with the wheelchair users, in order to address the issues and challenges they are often faced with. To be successful in doing so, various unions have been contacted, followed by questionnaires and workshops with people from all professions – Engineers, bus drivers and those who assist the disabled. The result of this project is a 3D drawing designed in Catia V5. The drawing contains the four sub-functions that the users expressed most worries of.

Keywords public transport, wheelchair spot, wheelchair users, accessibility, universal design, anthropometry

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 82 p.
Keyword [sv]
klass 1 bussar, kollektivtrafik, rullstolplats, brukare, tillgänglighet, universal design, antropometri
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28528OAI: diva2:820756
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Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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