The definitive guide to Accessible & Responsive Street Furniture For The Disabled
Accessibility isn’t a bonus – it’s a necessity. Everyone should be able to use and enjoy a public space without encountering any problems, regardless of age, gender, or disability. This is what makes them inclusive.
Street furniture is one way to support this. It can accommodate different needs – a ramp alongside a set of stairs provides additional access for wheelchair users, for example – and should be taken into account from the start of any town planning or development process.
What is street furniture?
Street furniture is any object placed or fixed in the street for public use, such as postboxes, road signs, and benches (source). It’s all type of things we take for granted – somewhere to sit, barriers which keep us safe, and bins to keep our streets tidy. We don’t really notice it until it’s absent.