Four in five disabled people feel anxious about using public transport

Our research for Scope has found that four in five people have felt anxious about using publis transport, while three in five have felt scared.

 

In a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 adults, we found that 80% of disabled people felt stressed, 79 per cent felt anxious and 56 per cent felt scared using or planning journeys on public transport.

Due to problems faced while using public transport, a third of people chose not to travel at all.

Almost half had experienced negative attitudes including nasty looks and comments, with other issues focusing on overcrowding, problems getting off the train/bus and a lack of appropriate seating.

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