TfL aim to improve wheelchair access to priority spaces
11 August 2016
TfL have been working in collaboration with wheelchair users, buggy manufacturers, retailers and parenting groups to try and improve issues around accessibility on tubes and buses, particularly for wheelchair users trying to access priority spaces.
The aim is to help parents be better informed about the types of buggies available that can be more easily folded to make space, while making it easier for disabled people to use the priority space.
Best buggies to use to create space
TfL ran a vote to find which buggies are the best to use on public transport.
The public voted for their favourite from a shortlist of easy to fold, lightweight, manoeuvrable and affordable buggies.
The shortlist was compiled by leading parenting groups and organisations including Netmums, Mumderground and 4Children. The winners are highlighted on the TfL website.
Accessibility video for parents and wheelchair users
They've also created a video for parents with top tips for travelling with a buggy, including encouraging people to make space for wheelchair users.
There is an online hub for buggy users, offering tips, advice and outlining the rules around the priority space.