Dubrovnik launches bus for disabled residents (Croatia)

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 14 Nov 2014

The Croatian city of Dubrovnik has launched a special bus service that will transport passengers with reduced mobility around the city.

Local representatives of local disability associations attended the unveiling of the vehicle, which was presented by Zeljko Raguz, Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik has created specific local legislation to create a transport service for travellers with reduced mobility, particularly wheelchair users, people with severe muscular problems, and blind people. Local residents qualify for the service by registering with the city and providing certain documents.

The measure is designed to increase the personal independence of users. The bus will help passengers attend medical appointments, visit educational facilities, and allow them to participate in cultural and sporting events. Users can book transport by telephone, specifying the necessary date, destination and time.

The annual cost of the measure is 500 000 Croatian kuna (€ 65 000), and the bus operates from 07:30 until 20:00 on weekdays. The programme is funded through the city's department for education, sport, social care and civil society.

The annual cost of the measure is 500 000 Croatian kuna (€ 65 000), and the bus operates from 7.30 until 20.00 on weekdays. The programme is funded through the city's department for education, sport, social care and civil society.

For more information, visit dubrovnik.hr (in Croatian).

Photo by Kecko / CC BY

Country: 
Croatia
Topic: 
Transport for people with reduced mobility