Transport for all - designing dementia friendly buses

Enabling independence

As of 2017, there were 932,000 concessionary disabled bus passes distributed in England and, with the rising ageing population in Britain, we believe that we should be doing all we can to enable dementia sufferers to remain independent for as long as possible.

Slips, trips and falls pose the biggest risk to passengers suffering with dementia, so with this in mind we have undertaken extensive research on how we can use our flooring to design buses with the minimum risk of slips, trips and falls.

  • Use contrasting colours where there is a step to reduce the risk of falls – especially at the entrance of the bus
  • Avoid the use of shiny or glossy flooring which may appear wet and slippery
  • Avoid colour contrasts with an LRV of more than 30 where there is no hazard, as this will appear as a step or a hole in the floor
  • Altro bus flooring has a PTV of ≥36 with a 10 year guarantee, reducing the risk of a slip to one in a million

Take a look at our Altro Transflor Meta range, where all of the colours are within an LRV of 30, or why not consider Altro Transflor Wood as a warm, homely option for your dementia friendly vehicle?

A disabled logo cut with our Altro kit cutting service