Thomas Fleming is an Associate within ITP’s Transport Policy & Strategy team. He has supported the development of numerous studies focussing on the topic of disability and inclusion in transport. This includes the development of latest guidance on Blue Badge parking for the Department for Transport (DfT), a study to define an accessibility standard for taxi ranks for Transport for London (TfL), and two separate research studies for the Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB) into the unplanned movement of wheelchairs and pushchairs on station platforms, and accessibility issues faced by mobility scooter users respectively.
He is currently Project Manager for the update of Overseas Road Note 21 – Enhancing the Mobility of Disabled People: Guidelines for Practitioners. The document provides practical guidance to policy-makers and engineers to ensure the design of transport systems takes account of the needs of disabled people in low and middle-income countries. The revised guidance document is due to be published by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in the coming months.