Transport Scotland survey – Transport in Rural Areas

Disability Equality Scotland is working with Transport Scotland to undertake research into Accessible Travel.  In May 2017, we circulated a national baseline survey about disabled peoples’ experiences of travelling on public transport.  This helped to identify some of the key issues for disabled people, which we would now like to explore in more detail.

One of the key topics was transport in rural areas.  Transport in rural areas can be a lifeline for many people.  However, the frequency and cost of the transport service can also be a barrier for some.

We have designed a short survey about transport issues in rural areas.  Feedback from this survey will be passed directly to Transport Scotland, although your personal details will remain confidential and anonymous.

The survey is aimed at disabled people who live or work in rural areas. If this is not you, please pass this survey on to others who might like to respond.

Complete the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5GFRJDS

The survey will be open until 28 Febuary 2018.

There will also be a follow up event taking place in early February to which we will invite disabled people and transport providers to discuss the findings from this survey.  The location is still to be decided, but could be either Aberdeen or Stirling.  The survey will ask for your contact details if you would like to find out more, or register a place.

Thanks in advance

Emma Scott, Equality Projects Manager

Transport Scotland Survey – Connectivity

In May 2017, Scottish Disability Equality Forum conducted a national survey on behalf of Transport Scotland.  This was a baseline survey to allow us to gather information about disabled peoples’ experiences of travelling on public transport.  The survey gave us lots of useful information, and some that we want to find out more about.

As part of our ongoing work with Transport Scotland we are undertaking further research. Here is a short survey about Connectivity.  Connectivity is about your experience of changing between different types of transport.  It also includes journey planning and the timetabling of services so that people can meet a connection.

This survey is intended to find out more about these specific issues and feedback from this survey will be passed directly to Transport Scotland.

We would like this to be completed by as many disabled people as possible, so please share it round friends, families and networks.  This survey will build on the information from the initial baseline survey and add to our knowledge over the lifetime of the Accessible Travel Framework.

Complete the survey by clicking the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NH7CYGQ

The survey will be open until October 31 2017.

We’re here to help so you can contact Emma Scott at the Scottish Disability Equality Forum on 01259 272064 or at emma.scott@sdef.org.uk

Alternatively, contact accessibletravel@transport.gov.scotif you have any questions or want to get in touch.