Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Remaking the Roadmaster for accessibility

Because it is such an icon of London, and at the same time not a good fit for those with some disabilities, we have covered from time to time the fate of the Roadmaster bus in London. The Roadmaster is the bus you think of when you think of London -- those red double deckers. A mayor's effort to drag the bus system into the 21st century by ordering new "bendy" -- and accessible -- buses to replace the old buses was met with outrage in some quarters. Now there's a competition to come up with a new icon, somewhat like the old one, but with an important difference -- it has to be accessible.

Photo of old style Routmaster by Rudi Ashdonw via morgueFile


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