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Accessibility planning encourages local authorities and other agencies to assess more systematically whether people can get to places of work, healthcare facilities, education, food shops and other destinations that are important to local residents.
DfT (2005) what is Accessibility planning?
DfT has developed a ‘Knowledge Pool’ of information, where good examples of accessibility planning for Healthcare, Learning, Access to work, other key services have been collated.
DfT (2005 onwards) Knowledge Pool
DfT has published a number of guidance documents for Local authorities and their partners to develop Accessibility Strategies in support of their LTPs.
DfT Accessibility planning guidance (December 2004 onwards)
DfT has published a number of papers for accessibility planning suggesting solutions that might include changes to the location, design and delivery of non-transport services, measures against:
DfT (2005) Crime reduction and accessibility
DfT (2005) Education and accessibility
DfT (2005) Healthcare and accessibility
DfT (2005) Land use planning and accessibility
DfT (2005) Transport and accessibility
DfT (2005) Welfare to work and accessibility
The DfT promotes socially inclusive transport, examining the links between transport and social exclusion, analysing social inclusion issues and the transport needs of different social groups, and liaising with other Government departments. It is also responsible for implementing the Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended), and the Social Exclusion Unit's report on transport and social exclusion Making the Connections: Final Report on Transport and Social Exclusion.
DfT (March 2005) Social inclusion: Transport Aspects
DfT has published Best Practice and Guidance that supports the work undertaken by the Social Exclusion Unit, these can be found at: