A.S.T.I.: ACCESSIBLE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT INTEGRATION IN CAMDEN

Project details

LIFE94 ENV/UK/000753

A.S.T.I.: ACCESSIBLE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT INTEGRATION IN CAMDEN
Accessibility, social and equity impacts
Funding: European
Duration: 01/95 - 12/97
Transport Themes: Accessibility, social and equity impacts (key theme).
Passenger transport, Transport management, Environmental impacts
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Background & policy context: 

The London Borough of Camden has worked in partnership with Camden Community Transport over a number of years to enhance the accessibility of people who otherwise have great difficulty getting to places of employment, education, health services or social activities. The Council has also developed a wide range of environmental transport policies which promote less polluting public transport without compromising accessibility. The ASTI project looks to provide accessible door-to-door minibus transport with low- or non-polluting vehicles, without reducing the effectiveness of conventional fleets.

Objectives: 

The ASTI project aims to demonstrate practical approaches to reducing the adverse environmental effects of local accessible transport. The project covered the following issues: the integration of the transport management of community, health and municipal vehicle operation; the development of gas and electric accessible minibuses for the sick, the elderly and the disabled; the improvement of vehicle technology for despatching and monitoring across fleets, organisations and users.
The tasks covered are as follows:

  • the construction of low pollution accessible minibuses; 
  • the creation and testing of an accessible and more sustainable network of minibus transport into which several local agencies (health, social services, community organisation etc) could link; 
  • the development of computer aided multi-service despatching and scheduling between relevant agencies to minimise resource use (with resultant benefits), while meeting the accessibility needs of the sick, the disabled and elderly persons.
Institution Type: 
Institution Name: 
European Union
Type of funding: 
Contact Name: 
WARREN Geoff
Organisation: 
London Borough of Camden
Address: 
Camden Town Hall, Argyle Street
Zipcode: 
WC1H BEQ
City: 
LONDON
Contact country: 
United Kingdom