We’re on a mission to make all 600 bus stops in the City of Tea Tree Gully more accessible for people with disabilities by the end of 2022.
About $250,000 was invested in upgrading bus stops and shelters in the past 12 months, with an additional $190,000 to be spent this financial year, to ensure people can catch public transport safety, confidently and independently.
Standing areas and tactile ground surface indicators (TGSIs) are being installed at all bus stops. The standing areas are typically concrete or paved and the TGSIs are the coloured tiles, with small raised dots and lines to help guide people who are vision impaired.
“It helps people who are vision impaired to feel confident that they can travel independently when they [TGSIs] are installed consistently,” said Peter Skjott from Guide Dogs, SA.NT Orientation and Mobility Instructor.
The City of Tea Tree Gully committed to upgrade bus stops across the City following the introduction of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport in 2002.
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