In the face of our ageing population, the initiative to implement building design guidelines targeted at assisting the elderly and people with disabilities is timely.
More attention can be paid to specific bus stops and MRT stations leading to polyclinics and hospitals.
More user-friendly facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities will be much appreciated since many such individuals, as well as their caregivers, are likely to take public transport to the polyclinics or hospitals for regular medical consultations.
Sheltered, broader and anti-slip walkways will ensure that seniors and disabled people can get around safely.
Signage to the lifts of the MRT stations must also be clearly visible, so that these groups can avoid using the stairs.
In this way, the inconvenience or risk of an unpleasant fall is minimised when they visit the polyclinics or hospitals.
Lim Lih Mei (Ms)