Accessible public transport and building facilities
People with disabilities (PWD) can access buildings and certain public transport facilities using special design features.
Various public transport services in the Western Cape cater to the special needs of disabled people.
The City of Cape Town’s Dial-a-Ride public transport service is for people with disabilities who cannot board other modes of public transport for their commute to and from work.
Disabled-friendly features included in the MyCiTi transport service:
|Metrorail||Wheelchair users can access the station deck at certain Metrorail train stations using special features ranging from the broad turnstile to spacious toilets and elevators.
Accessible building features
An accessible elevator has the following features:
|Handrails||People who find it difficult to move unaided rely on handrails when using stairs.|
|Wheelchair or platform lifts||Wheelchair lifts are designed to be operated by the wheelchair user without assistance.|
To assist people with disabilities, the walking surfaces: