Friday, 19 November 2010

Discrimination against those with a disability

One in 10 Londoners cannot access large sections of the public transport network in London because of mobility issues, a report has warned.

The London Assembly study found step-free access to stations falls far short of demand.

Val Shawcross AM, chairwoman of the transport committee, called the situation "simply unacceptable".

But for Transport for London and Waltham Forest Council to convert a cycle lane into parking bays, that is quite acceptable. And at £10,000 per free unlimited parking bay this is excellent value for money, leading to an enhanced footway situation for wheelchair users. Forest Road E17.