Calling all Mancunians: Have you had problems accessing public transport?
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
The Disability Design Reference Group wants to hear from you!
The Disability Design Reference Group (DDRG) was first established in 2008. It is a consultation and engagement group which consists of 13 members from across Greater Manchester, who represent people with a range of disabilities. DDRG members provide solutions-based advice from their own lived experiences, which assists Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to ensure that, as far as possible, an inclusive, barrier-free environment is developed across public transport infrastructure in Greater Manchester.
The DDRG also educate designers, contractors and architects, developing good practice to help make transport infrastructure more accessible for disabled people everywhere. An accessible public transport system can make a huge difference to people’s lives. It gives people the independence to travel, for work or for leisure.
Initially, the DDRG had a single focus on Metrolink, Greater Manchester’s tram network but now the remit has now been expanded to offer consultation and engagement opportunities to staff involved in delivering a wider range of TfGM-led projects and initiatives.
Play your part
We all have a role to play to help improve the transport and travel experience of people with disabilities. Have you encountered any access related difficulties when making a journey on public transport in Greater Manchester? Importantly, have you thought of a practical solution which may help resolve this? If so, please contact [email protected] and they will pass on any ideas to DDRG colleagues and TfGM where appropriate.