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Lack of dropped kerbs to enable access for disabled people

Reported in the Road traffic signs category anonymously at 23:04, Mon 25 November 2013

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 1 minute later

The Disability Discrimination Act came in in 1995, yet we are still waiting for dropped kerbs here and in many other places in Bath. Stop spending money on enabling fit cyclists to put everyone's safety at risk by going the wrong way up the street. A visually impaired friend was very frightened by a cyclist screaming at her to get out of the way, when the cyclist shot across the pavement at the end of the street to travel the wrong way. My friend could not see the cyclist coming.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:52, Mon 23 December 2013

  • There has been no progress in ensuring that kerbs are dropped to allow access by disabled people in wheelchairs. The council prefers to waste its money on dangerous pandering to lazy cyclists, making contraflow cycle lanes, when there is no room to do this safely, giving cyclists the impression that it is OK to cycle the wrong way. This will encourage them to do this elsewhere too. Why shouldn't fit cyclists travel a few extra yards to go around the one-way system like everyone else? It beggars belief at a time of austerity that money is being wasted on these contraflow cycle lanes.They are especially dangerous where cyclists cross to pavement to get to them and seem to think that everyone should give way to them, ignoring the fact that people with limited vision may not see them coming. A friend who is visually impaired was traumatised by a very narrow escape in Westgate Street and she was also abused by the cyclists for not getting out of the way fast enough. We would all know where we are if all traffic travelled the same way around what used to be a one-way system..

    Posted anonymously at 23:52, Mon 23 December 2013

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:12, Tue 21 January 2014

  • Still no progress re dropped kerbs in Bath eg Westgate Street, where wheelchair users are prevented from entering Boos, Superdrug, Poundland etc.

    Posted anonymously at 20:12, Tue 21 January 2014

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