One of the Department for Transport’s strategic objectives is to promote greater equality of opportunity for all citizens, with the desired outcome of achieving a fairer society. The Department is looking to enhance social inclusion and the regeneration of deprived or remote areas by enabling disadvantaged people to connect with employment opportunities, key local services, social networks and goods through improving accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability.
We investigate the needs of different social groups, including:
Children and young people
Information on transport, children and young people.
- Safe from Bullying on journeys
This guidance discusses bullying on journeys and public transport, and sets out ways in which different partners can work together to respond to and prevent bullying on journeys. It is part of a suite of guidance on preventing bullying outside of schools.
Improving transport provision for disabled people – whether as pedestrians, public and special transport users, or motorists – while also improving accessibility in public places.
Minority, ethnic and faith communities’ transport issues
This section details how DfT is addressing the needs of minority, ethnic and faith communities with reference to public transport.
Older people’s transport issues
This section contains information on understanding the transport needs of older people and includes strategies and approaches that could be used to promote their greater usage of existing facilities.
- Resource guide for Local Authorities transport solutions for older people, 01 October 2009, last update 25 February 2010.
The document contains information including web links and good practice examples on schemes and resources to help local authorities when considering the needs of older people for transport planning.
This section contains information about the Department for Transport’s efforts to reduce social exclusion as it relates to transport issues.
- Social exclusion, 30 June 2004, late update 15 July 2008.
Paper outlining the Department’s policy to reduce social exclusion.
Travel training schemes
- An Independent Travel Training Model, October 2009
- Travel Training – Good Practice Guide
To provide guidance and to promote best practice to interested stakeholders and organisations in establishing or developing a travel training scheme, and to exchange information.
- Travel Training Discussion Document and Strategy Outline, 04 November 2008
This leaflet outlines the Department’s strategy relating to travel training. It also asks questions of interested groups in order to inform the work programme for the next 12 months. In addition, it details an e-mail address for comments to be made to.
- Travel training schemes – a review of travel training schemes in England, 17 October 2007
Key research findings from a review of travel training schemes in England carried out in 2006/07.
Women’s transport issues
This section contains information on understanding the transport needs of women and includes strategies and approaches that could be used to promote their greater usage of existing facilities.
- Women and public transport: the checklist
The checklist is a series of statements, against which managers are asked to check current practice and service provision.