Our new report identifies more than 30 instances of York cycle infrastructure which do not comply with the Equality Act 2010. It comes with the warning that if City of York Council does not step into gear and rectify the problems, they will be forced to take legal action, which could end up with theContinue reading “Inclusive & Disability Cycling In York”
In December campaign member Jamie shared with us details of a Freedom of Information request he put in about the inaccessible barriers at Hob Moor. Now he updates us on what happens since, and how you can follow his lead.
The following was submitted to City of York Council’s Age Friendly York consultation. Just under a quarter of our membership are aged over fifty-five, with two thirds of them cycling at least 4 times a week. For these members cycling remains the firm favourite with 84% saying its their preferred way of getting around theContinue reading “Age Friendly York Submission”
Travelling to and around York’s city centre should be simple for disabled residents who use cycles as mobility aids. Unfortunately, access restrictions and inadequate cycle infrastructure mean this is rarely the case. Senior councillors from three of York’s political parties saw these obstacles in person, when they joined York Cycle Campaign for a ride highlighting theContinue reading “Can’t walk; can cycle – York’s councillors see the benefits of opening up the city centre to cyclists”
Jamie is a member of the York Cycle Campaign, and uses his electric-assist bicycle as his main method of transportation. Here, Jamie recounts his recent trip to London for a conference held by Wheels for Wellbeing, a charity dedicated to improving cycling accessibility for disabled people. Wheels for Wellbeing have just released their new handbook for Inclusive Cycling,Continue reading “Wheels for Wellbeing: Cycling with MS”