Dec 102012
 

 Accessible Transport Campaigners TRANSPORT FOR ALL are organising a protest to persuade the Mayor of London to improve the accessibility of the tube network.

Stratford Old Town Hall, 6pm, 12th December

Calling on DPAC members to come up with some festive accessible transport carols!

Boris Johnson is coming to Stratford for People’s Question Time. We plan to be there with plenty of festive spirit to urge him to roll out the ramps to every station where there is a gap or step between platform and train. This summer, sixteen more stations were made fully stepfree with the help of manual ramps. Many disabled people were able to get from Tube platforms onto the train at their station for the first time ever.

But sixteen stations are not enough – there are nearly twenty more Tube stations we are excluded from, simply for the lack of an inexpensive manual ramp.

If you’d like to attend the free Question Time at 7pm, it’s important that you book online or by phoning 020 7983 4762 – there are limited tickets. Even if you can’t get a ticket to the Question Time itself, you can of course come to the action at six!

We will be leafleting, speaking to members of the public and singing carols with an access theme – songsheets and mince pies provided! Please let us know if you are coming, especially if you are using a Tube ramp on your way; or if you’d like help with journey planning: contactus@transportforall.org.uk or 020 7737 2339. The event is a short walk from Stratford station, E15 4BQ

YOUR HELP NEEDED: if you have any ideas for Christmas Carols with the words changed to reflect accessible transport issues please email ellenrcloifford@btinternet.com before Wednesday afternoon or post them on the DPAC website to share with all. “On the 12th day of Xmas TFL gave to me: ramps at Westminster, ramps at Earls Court…etc” You may not be able to be there in person but do help to shape ideas for a festive protest to Mr Mayor.

 

 

ellen

 Posted by at 17:56

  2 Responses to “Action: urge the Mayor to Roll out the Ramps!”

  1. Agree with this. However, given what appears to be the ‘secret’ removal of Blue Badges from legitimate disabled people with mobility dfficulties (mobility being redefined – ie you have to be dead before you can get a blue badge now) – there’s going to be plenty more disabled people who are denied ACCESS to buildings, to shops, to railways etc etc.

    Is there anyway a check on the blue badge situation can be made??? I’ve seen disabled people cheer because other disabled people have lost their blue badge on renewal …. what the fuck is going on?????

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