Are you planning to improve accessibility in the local area?March 9, 2020 0 COMMENTS
The Mayor has outlined plans to improve accessibility on the public transport network by providing improved accessibility training to bus drivers, reviewing bus design, continuing to upgrade bus stops, providing step-free access at more rail and Underground stations and giving consideration to those with both visible and invisible disabilities in station and train design. We are confident that these improvements will mean that everyone can use London’s public transport network.
We are also improving accessibility by enhancing London’s streets to enable disabled and older people to more easily travel spontaneously and independently by walking and cycling. We know that London’s street environments shape how people choose to travel, and we want to create streets which everyone feels are inclusive and accessible for cycling and walking.
According to TfL, 12% of Disabled people cycle regularly or occasionally, compared to 17% of non-Disabled people. And the annual survey by Wheels for Wellbeing shows that ¾ use their cycle as a mobility aid. You an find out more about people with disabilities and cycling from Wheels for Wellbeing Guide to Inclusive Cycling.
Sylvia is the current Brent Cycling Campaign Coordinator. She is a Cricklewood resident and a cargobike mum of two.