Public transport and health facilities
The problems connected with poor accessibility often exclude people from jobs and services that the rest of us take for granted and can represent huge cost for individuals, communities and the state. The location, type and design of new development will all influence the level of use of public transport, as well as the ease of walking and cycling.
GMPTE has produced a 'Land Use Planning and Public Transport' guide, available on its website (www.gmpte.com/landuse) and aims to work with the health sector to maximise the public transport accessibility of new health care facilities and existing sites undergoing redevelopment.
This document highlights the main points of that guidance as applied to health care facilities. It aims to:
- encourage the health sector to give a high priority to ensuring that new development is accessible by all modes including public transport, and to consider these issues at the earliest possible stage in the planning process.
- set out the standards GMPTE would wish to see applied in terms of public transport and new or redeveloped health care facilities
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