bash the barriers
We want to see physical and societal barriers to cycling removed and one of our key areas of concern are the physical barriers installed by local authorities across cycle paths. Disabled cyclists have been using their knowledge of freedom of information and equality legislation to challenge such barriers with some success. A great example of the process, type of questions and local authority reaction can be reviewed here.
Because equality legislation requires complaints to be made by the person with the protected characteristic, we would advise that only disabled people should use this process for challenging local authorities and only if they cannot physically dismount and walk or carry their cycle (such as a handcyclist). We would love to hear from you if this process has worked for you or if we can put in in touch with someone with experience in challenging local authorities. Please drop us a line here.
All party parliamentary
cycling & walking group showcase 11-2-2020
Our briefing paper and policy asks which were launched at the event can be found below (PDF).
CAMCYCLE AGM 18-1-2020
WHEELS FOR WELLBEING’S GUIDE TO INCLUSIVE CYCLING
For too long, Disabled people have been mostly absent from the cycling debate. With increased awareness and use of this Guide, however, we support Wheels for Wellbeing in raising the visibility of Disabled cyclists and put in place the building blocks for a more inclusive cycling culture – link to website here.
DART – THE DISABILITY ATTITUDE RE-ADJUSTMENT TOOL
A guide by Doug Paulley on how a disabled person can commence action against service providers under the Equality Act 2010. We think this could be useful in taking highway authorities to task over inaccessible cycling infrastructure. Of course, you may also wish to obtain professional advice before proceeding with your own action. The DART can be found here.