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An ‘abomination of A-boards’ says Mary after Kentish Town check


Reported by Mary

Published on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Kentish Town Road

street access
Reports Video Stories

An ‘abomination of A-boards’ says Mary after Kentish Town check


Written by Mary

Published on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Kentish Town Road.

street access

In this video Mary and Robert talk about their experience of walking down Kentish Town road. Mary and Robert were checking how accessible the road is for Disabled people. Their findings will be fed back to Camden Disability Action’s (CDA) Street Access Co-Production Team, which includes Councillor Adam Harrison and Council Officer Karl Brierley as well as other Camden Councillors and Disabled volunteers.

CDA set up the Street Access Co-Production Team to give Disabled people and the Council a chance to work as equal partners on a problem of high importance to local Disabled people. At the moment, the team is concentrating on the Council’s Covid-19 streetscape schemes.

The team is reporting on problems and suggesting ways to adapt some of the schemes so they do not have a bigger negative impact on Disabled people than other people. The team is mainly looking at pop-up cycle lanes, LTNs and widened pavements (all Covid-19 related changes), but its members sometimes pick up on longstanding problems like A-boards and uneven pavements.

 

Written by Mary


I have lived in Camden since the late 70s (last century!). Following a history degree, I worked in Kings Cross for a trade union for a few years. After leaving I worked with homeless women in Soho and then in Camden working with young offenders on release from prison. I then retrained as a Social Worker at Bristol, working in the area of domestic violence. As a disabled women, I made sure that refuges were accessible and that there was accessible information about them available. I have been involved for several years in local disabled service user groups in Camden, and have chaired Visually Impaired in Camden and a member of that group for many years. I am also a trustee of Camden Disability Action. Since COVID 19 I am unable to go shopping alone or visit other disabled friends. My mobility has been severely curtailed, like many other disabled people. I am still keen however to ensure that transport and streets are accessible to all and that pressure is put on local authorities and transport providers to help bring this about.

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