Floating Bridge & Disabled Users Update

Floating Bridge & Disabled Users Update

From 1 June we will allow free travel for any disabled users (residents and visitors) that have an English National Concessionary Travel Scheme card; under this scheme a disabled person is as defined in section 146 of the Transport Act 2000, being any person who:

  • Is blind or partially sighted
  • Is profoundly or severely deaf
  • Is without speech
  • Has a disability, or who have suffered injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk
  • Does not have arms or has long-term loss of use of both arms
  • Has a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
  • Would, if they applied for the grant of a licence to drive a motor vehicle under part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988; have their application refused pursuant to section 92 of that Act otherwise on the ground of persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol.

This in addition to free travel for holders of new Islander Cards which are currently issued to island residents with severe and enduring mental health problems and this includes free travel for the  travelling companions of the person that has the disability.

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FAQ:

Q:Do people with disabilities have to pay when using the floating bridge as foot passengers?

A: Free travel is available for any disabled users (residents and visitors) that have an English National Concessionary Travel Scheme card; under this scheme a disabled person is as defined in section 146 of the Transport Act 2000, being any person who:

  • Is blind or partially sighted
  • Is profoundly or severely deaf
  • Is without speech
  • Has a disability, or who have suffered injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk
  • Does not have arms or has long-term loss of use of both arms
  • Has a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
  • Would, if they applied for the grant of a licence to drive a motor vehicle under part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988; have their application refused pursuant to section 92 of that Act otherwise on the ground of persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol

Free travel is also available for holders of new Islander Cards which are currently issued to island residents with severe and enduring mental health problems and this includes free travel for the travelling companions of the person that has the disability