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Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs: the rules Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs: the rules Publication date: current Ranking: useful This post contains the Government guidance and also a guide produced by the National Shopmobility Federation. In summary, “Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in 2 categories:

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Review of transport system mobility guidance

Karen Lucas, Gordon Stokes, Jeroen Bastiaanssen, Julian Burkinshaw; University of Leeds. Foresight, Government Office for Science Inequalities in Mobility and Access in the UK Transport System Future of Mobility: Evidence Review Publication date: 2019 Ranking: useful The study is a

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Are women the indicator of safety?

Terry Slavin, The Guardian, Cities feature section. “If there aren’t as many women cycling as men … you need better infrastructure” Publication date: 2015 Ranking: useful In their words: “Gil Penalosa who runs Toronto-based consultancy 8-80 cities describes women cyclists

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Designing cities for women 2: transportation

Clare Foran, CityLab from The Atlantic media group. How to design a city for women Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful The article focuses on a transportation study in Vienna which highlighted the gender differences in the way different modes transportation

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Blue Badge Scheme – rights and responsibilities in England

Department of Transport Publication date: Updated May 2012 Ranking: useful This booklet explains the key responsibilities and rights for the use of the Blue Badge and importantly who it may be used by. More detailed information about the scheme is

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Manual for Streets

Department of Transport Publication date: 2007 and 2010 Ranking: essential Guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, provision and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones. Its companion publication “Manual for Streets 2” addresses the wider urban area.

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All Inclusive?

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Publication Date:  2010 (with updated links) Ranking:  Useful The search for a dream holiday for most people starts at a travel agency. Traditionally, holidaymakers have popped into their local high street agent and received face-to-face advice. Today,

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