Wheelchair Users’ Accessibility Problems in Public Transportation-Case of Metro Bus

Authors

  • Ayse Nilay Evcil Assoc. Prof. Beykent University, Department of Architecture, İstanbul, Turkey
  • S.Selhan Yalçın Usal Assist. Prof. Haliç University, Department of Interior Design, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords:

Accessibility, wheelchair user, public transportation, metro bus (bus rapid transit)

Abstract

Every day, in urban areas, the mobility of people and goods forms inner urban transportation. When urban transportation is carried in the form of public transportation, it becomes a public service. The urban public transport is one of the important services for all citizens since it is a public service provision. This service is provided by local government and it has been offered as a service without any distinctions between young, old, children, men, women, disabled, employee or retired or briefly to the society.  Additionally, traffic congestion and the expence of owing and maintaining vehicles increase public transport usage in cities. 

Author Biographies

Ayse Nilay Evcil, Assoc. Prof. Beykent University, Department of Architecture, İstanbul, Turkey

A. Nilay Evcil is currently a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in Beykent University. Her major research interests focus on urban design, quality of life in cities, design for all and designing for disabled, public spaces and accessibility, housing environments and gated communities. Dr. Evcil completed her Ph.D. degree in 2001, her MSc degree in 1996 and her BSc in 1992 in I.T.U.. She has (co)/authored in many international scientific journals, conference papers and chapters in referreed books.

S.Selhan Yalçın Usal, Assist. Prof. Haliç University, Department of Interior Design, İstanbul, Turkey

S. Selhan Yalçın Usal is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at Halic University, Istanbul. She received her PhD in Interior Design from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. Her research interests include consuming design and place, universal design and also interior design education. Usal has published proceedings about her research areas and published articles in Journal of Interior Design and Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences and elsewhere.

References

Acar, İ.H.(date not mentioned) ‘Kentlerimiz İçin Metrobüs Çözümleri’,<http://www.e-kutuphane.imo.org.tr/pdf/3188.pdf> [Accessed 10 September 2013]

Anonym,.(2013)‘IETT Official Web Site’,

Evcil Türksever, A. N.. (2001). Türkiye’de Büyük Şehir Alanlarında Yaşam Kalitesinin Değerlendirilmesine Yönelik Bir YöntemDenemesi. İ.T.Ü. Institute of Science Istanbul, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis

Evcil, A. N. (2007). “İstanbul Kent İçi Ulaşımında Engellilerin Erişebilirliği”, 4. Trafik ve Yol Güvenliği Ulusal Kongresi , 23-25 May 2007, pp. 273-282, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Evcil, A. N. (2010). “Designers’ Attitudes Towards Disabled People and the Compliance of Public Open Spaces: the Case of Istanbul”, European Planning Studies, 18(11): 1863-1880.

Gümüş , Ç. D.. (2001). Kent İçi Toplu Taşımacılık Hizmetlerinde Özürlüler İçin Ulaşılabilirliğin Sağlanması. Özürlüler İdaresi. Başkanlığı Özürlüler Uzmanlığı Tezi, Ankara

Renda, Y. (1996). “Şehir ve Ulaşım”, Bilim Teknik, 349: 20-26.

Sürmen , Ş.. (2004). Ben Sa-kat-landım. Nüans Arma Publishing. Istanbul

Strickfaden, M. and Devlieger, P., 2011, “Empathy Through Accumalating Techne:Designing an Accessible Metro”, The Design Journal, 14, 2, 207-230

http://metrobus.iett.org.tr [Accessed 10 September 2013]

Downloads

Published

15-06-2014

How to Cite

Evcil, A. N., & Yalçın Usal, S. (2014). Wheelchair Users’ Accessibility Problems in Public Transportation-Case of Metro Bus. ICONARP International Journal of Architecture and Planning ISSN: 2147-9380, 2(1), 70–81. Retrieved from https://iconarp.ktun.edu.tr/index.php/iconarp/article/view/42

Issue

Section

Articles