Speakers: Bernard Steen, Research Director and Joshua Vey, Senior Researcher, Communities, Work and Income team, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen)
The Inclusive Transport Strategy (ITS), published in 2018, is an ambitious programme of work which aims to create a transport system that offers equal access for disabled passengers by 2030.
At its core, the ITS has an ambition for disabled people to have the same access to transport as everyone else, and to be able to travel confidently, easily and without extra cost. The ITS is being evaluated by the National Centre for Social Research.
This seminar will outline the key findings from the evaluation baseline. It provides a rich picture of disabled people’s experiences using the public transport network.
It is based on extensive primary research with disabled people; the wider travelling public; bus and train operators; and taxi and private hire vehicle Local Licensing Authorities. This involved high-quality quantitative surveys and qualitative depth-interviews.
Bernard Steen delivers research projects for customers across government on diverse policy areas, including disability and inclusion, transport, the Net Zero agenda, and legal aid.
His projects use a wide range of methods, including surveys, qualitative methods, and evidence reviews. He has led the reporting of results from the Inclusive Transport Strategy Evaluation and will lead on the remainder of the evaluation into 2024.
Josh Vey has worked alongside Bernard on the ITS evaluation since its inception, and leads the management of the ITS scorecard.
Please contact Doria Pilling for any queries or more information: D.S.Pilling@city.ac.uk