Low floor bus
Low floor bus. Photo: Volvo
A low floor bus is a bus with a low floor from front to rear, to accommodate easy (un)boarding, especially for seniors, disabled persons, buggies and wheelchairs.
(Un)boarding is also faster with a low floor bus, because the able-bodied do not have to mind the steps, and wheelchair-users do not require the use of a wheelchair lift. Modern low floor buses also offer "kneeling" suspension, so the floor can be lowered almost to road level. At most a wheelchair ramp is needed to further facilitate access, which is much faster than a wheelchair lift.
The low floor bus is specifically designed to serve as a city bus.
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