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DR UK signs petition against shared space and presents letter to PM

11 May 2018

On the anniversary of a report condemning the use of shared space, Transport for All joined the National Federation of the Blind (NFBUK) for a day of action outside Parliament.

Read full report and letter to the Prime Minister

DR UK Deputy CEO Sue Bott (right)

Around forty Disabled and older people, as well as representatives from organisations in the Disability sector from all around the UK, gathered on the 24th April to protest against shared space and attempt to force the Government to implement the recommendations of the Women and Equalities Select Committee report on Shared Space without delay. This Report called ‘Building for Equality – Disability and the Urban Environment’ condemns the use of shared space roads. It calls for the schemes to be halted, all existing schemes to be reviewed and modified, and for the underlying Guidance for shared space to be withdrawn and replaced with inclusive design guidance.

But a year later, the recommendations have still not been implemented. This is why TfA along with Inclusion London and 48 other organisations, signed NFBUK’s letter to the government.

The letter to the Prime Minister was signed by;

  1. National Federation of the Blind of the UK
  2. Transport for All
  3. Inclusion London
  4. Blind Veterans UK
  5. Disability Rights UK
  6. Action on Disability, London
  7. Alzheimer’s Society
  8. Enfield Town Residents Association
  9. Merton Centre for Independent Living
  10. Kent Association for the Blind
  11. East Dunbartonshire Visually Impaired
  12. N-Vision Blackpool
  13. Fyde and Wyre Society for the Blind
  14. 4 Sight Vision Support, West Sussex
  15. Lincoln ad Lindsey Blind Society, Ramsgate
  16. York Blind and Partially Sighted Group
  17. Sight Support Derbyshire
  18. Insight Gloucester
  19. East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People
  20. Leicester Disabled Peoples Access Group, LDP
  21. Sightseekers, Chorley
  22. Inclusion Scotland
  23. Newcastle Vision Support
  24. Oxford Association for the Blind
  25. Support 4 Sight Essex
  26. Berkshire Vision, Berkshire
  27. Camsight, Cambridge
  28. Galloway’s Society for the Blind, Preston
  29. Bucks Vision
  30. Forest Sensory Services, Forrest of Dean
  31. Sight Cmyru, Wales
  32. Wales Council of the Blind
  33. Peterborough Association for the Blind
  34. North Wales Society for the Blind
  35. Hackbridge Safety First
  36. Sutton Vision
  37. Maccsfield Eye Centre
  38. HERIB Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind
  39. South East London Vision SELVIS
  40. Northamptonshire Association for the Blind
  41. Merton Vision London
  42. Vision North Somerset
  43. Wish Charity, London
  44. My Sight Nottingham
  45. Visually Impaired Merthyr Tydfill
  46. Eastbourne Access Group
  47. Yorkshire Coast Sight Support
  48. Evenbreak, Jobs for Disabled People
  49. I Sight Cornwall
  50. Vista, Leicester