The DfT has launched a new campaign to help make public transport more accessible for disabled users.
The ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ campaign is being supported by more than 100 partners, including First Group, WHSmith Travel and the Alzheimer’s Society.
It has been launched on the back of a survey showing approximately 25% of disabled people say the attitude of other passengers prevents them from using public transport.
The campaign encourages everyone to reflect on how common, and often unconscious, behaviours can impact others and what we can all do to create a more considerate environment for passengers.
Grant Shapps, transport secretary, said: “I want our transport system to be the best in the world for disabled people, but we still have a long way to go.
“Our ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ campaign highlights that we can all play a part in making transport more accessible for disabled people.
“Because I believe we should all be making a determined effort to make public transport accessible to everyone, and I am committed to accelerating the pace of change.”