Disabled People in Sakarya and the Problems With Public Transport: What has been done, What should be done.
Disability comes in many shapes and forms, but where it affects mobility there are problems. The use of taxis or a car seems to be most convinient way of travelling for the disabled people. It is a very demanding and difficult, even sometimes impossible, job to get to a bus route, then getting on the bus for those having disability problem. Once you manage this part of the journey, there comes another problem: Will you be able to go whereever you want without multiple changes? Most city buses in Sakarya do not have wheelchair lifts – and the ones that do- are not used efffectively due to routine repair problems. This paper is based on a research among the disabled people from Sakarya, those with audial, visual or physical problems that prevent them from having freedom of movement. The outcome of this research is shared with the Transportation Department of Sakarya Municipality.
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