Willoughby City Council – Bust Stop DDA Compliance Project

To develop a set of DDA compliance guidelines and carry out a DDA compliance assessment for all bus stops within the Willoughby City Council LGA.

Bus Stop DDA Compliance Project

Background

Willoughby City Council covers an area of 22.6 km2 and is located 6 km north of Sydney CBD. There is an extensive public transport network with a total of 402 bus stops located within the LGA.

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) provides protection for everyone in Australia against discrimination based on disability.  The act sets out to make all public facilities accessible to people with a disability.

Objectives

To develop a set of DDA compliance guidelines and carry out a DDA compliance assessment for all bus stops within the Willoughby City Council LGA.

Scope of Services

The project comprised the following components:

The project also included infrastructure inventory and condition assessments.

DDA Compliance Guidelines

DDA Compliance criteria were established using the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport, the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport Guidelines, the Australian Human Rights Commission Accessible Bus Stops Guidelines, previous project experience, and the relevant Australian Standards.

The key performances sought in an accessible bus stop are:

RapidMap worked closely with the Council to review the guidelines and to carefully refine the exact data collection requirements.

The bus stops were broken down into their core components, which are:

A total of 36 separate DDA compliance issues were identified for reporting.

Field Inspections

RapidMap’s Crest SE/Summit software application was used for the capture, storage and management of the bus stop data.

The software was configured to ensure 100% compliance with all data capture requirements for the field inspections and to ensure ease of use by Council for on-going inspections later.

A detailed document was created to ensure all data requirements were clearly understood by the field inspector. A second reference document was produced to assist in identification of the TGSI configurations.

Field data capture was carried out an Explore LT tablet computer and Crest SE software. A minimum of 3 photos were captured for each bus stop, additional photos were capture for clarification purpose as required.

QC Data Review

A detailed QC review was carried out on all attribute data to ensure validity and data accuracy. Any omissions or inaccuracies were checked in the field and corrected as necessary.

While most attribution values came from very defined pick lists, measurements were manually entered, these were checked based on logic and any outliers were investigated and revised as required.

Data Analysis

The data was exported to MS Excel and detailed data analysis was carried out to test all relevant attribution fields for compliance. Pivot tables were used to provide the statistics for reporting.

The Excel data was imported into MS Access to create a detailed report for each bus stop which included all field attributes, all compliance values and all photos.

Deliverables

The deliverable included

“The RapidMap team was excellent, delivering the required information. I have learned a lot working with the RapidMap team and wish to work with them again. You made it so simple. Our open space data is much clearer and easier to work with than the previous data. Thank you.”
- Satish Bajracharya, Baw Baw Shire Council
"RapidMap have a very experienced and dedicated team with huge expertise in Asset Data collection. Previously we had little idea how many assets we had in open space. Now we have a very clear idea of what we have and its condition. This will be of enormous benefit in planning for the future and providing services to our community."
- Gwyn Cleeves, Sutherland Shire Council
"RapidMap’s proven methodology and built-in QC ensured the data was of the highest quality and saved us a great deal of money."
- Paul Lennox, Bass Coast Shire Council
"The project was completed within time and budgetary constraints and the supplied data, in GIS format, was of a high quality and met the specified requirements.”
- Cam McFarlane, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“…Brendan and the team were a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending RapidMap to other organisations.”
- Helene Agius, City of Port Phillip
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“The RapidMap team was excellent, delivering the required information. I have learned a lot working with the RapidMap team and wish to work with them again. You made it so simple. Our open space data is much clearer and easier to work with than the previous data. Thank you.”
- Satish Bajracharya, Baw Baw Shire Council
"RapidMap have a very experienced and dedicated team with huge expertise in Asset Data collection. Previously we had little idea how many assets we had in open space. Now we have a very clear idea of what we have and its condition. This will be of enormous benefit in planning for the future and providing services to our community."
- Gwyn Cleeves, Sutherland Shire Council
"RapidMap’s proven methodology and built-in QC ensured the data was of the highest quality and saved us a great deal of money."
- Paul Lennox, Bass Coast Shire Council
"The project was completed within time and budgetary constraints and the supplied data, in GIS format, was of a high quality and met the specified requirements.”
- Cam McFarlane, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“…Brendan and the team were a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending RapidMap to other organisations.”
- Helene Agius, City of Port Phillip
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“The RapidMap team was excellent, delivering the required information. I have learned a lot working with the RapidMap team and wish to work with them again. You made it so simple. Our open space data is much clearer and easier to work with than the previous data. Thank you.”
- Satish Bajracharya, Baw Baw Shire Council
"RapidMap have a very experienced and dedicated team with huge expertise in Asset Data collection. Previously we had little idea how many assets we had in open space. Now we have a very clear idea of what we have and its condition. This will be of enormous benefit in planning for the future and providing services to our community."
- Gwyn Cleeves, Sutherland Shire Council
"RapidMap’s proven methodology and built-in QC ensured the data was of the highest quality and saved us a great deal of money."
- Paul Lennox, Bass Coast Shire Council
"The project was completed within time and budgetary constraints and the supplied data, in GIS format, was of a high quality and met the specified requirements.”
- Cam McFarlane, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“…Brendan and the team were a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending RapidMap to other organisations.”
- Helene Agius, City of Port Phillip
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