London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced in December that he will instigate the biggest increase to step-free access on the Underground in the network’s 153 year history by investing an additional £200m over the next five years. As part of the initiative TfL has committed to making more than 30 additional Tube stations step-free by 2021/22.
The move will bring the total number of stations with step-free access to all platforms to more than 100, representing more than 40 per cent of the Underground network. Thanks to the new features by Moovit, users of the app will be directed around the transport network in the most efficient way possible, getting travellers with restricted mobility from A to B using routes that are fully wheelchair accessible.
“Whether you’re visually-impaired, have restricted mobility or motoric issues, there should be no barriers to using public transport in 2017, and Moovit is working hard to ensure there are not,” said Meydad. “By incorporating these considerably important accessibility features, we are now be able to help even more users get around their city more smoothly.”
Moovit is the world’s leading transport data company. Moovit simplifies your urban mobility all around the world, making getting around town via public transport easier and more convenient. Moovit is the #1 transit app in the world with more than 60 million users, and was named Top Local App of 2016 by Google.
By combining information from public transit operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travelers a real-time picture, including the best route for their journey. The Moovit community sends active reports about their travel experience, such as bus congestion levels, cleanliness, and more to help others have a better travel experience.
Moovit generates hundreds of millions of data points a day that comprise the world’s largest repository of transit data. The Big Data gathering is aided by Moovit’s network of more than 150,000 local editors, called “Mooviters”, who help map out and maintain local transit information in cities that would otherwise be unserved.