“Pop up cycle lanes are no good” says Jill


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Reported by Jill

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Prince of Wales Road.

“Pop up cycle lanes are no good” says Jill


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Written by Jill

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Prince of Wales Road.

The problem is they forgot to ask the people who live and work near the new cycle lanes.

My view is that pop-up bike lanes are not a good idea. They are dangerous because they take up too much room, they don’t have barriers around them and they’re not lit up properly.  They’re bad for shops too because they block disabled drivers like me from being able to park near the shops. I’m with the shopkeepers on this. The problem is they forgot to ask the people who live and work near the new cycle lanes and so there have been consequences.

 

Written by Jill


Hi. My name is Jill. I work for the Synergy team - a speaking up group for People with Learning Disabilities. I am also a JARGON BUSTER. I go to meetings and to make sure people don’t speak in jargon I have a bell to ring, and Jargon John comes with me. It is very important for me to speak out for people with learning disabilities when it comes to Jargon. In everyday life it is on TV, in hospitals, schools, all over the place. It is my job to stop people using Jargon and use Easy Read with pictures. It is very important for the future. A future where a person with a learning disability can be independent but still get the help they need to guide them in the right direction. Jargon is not a good thing. It is only there to make you look good. People with learning disabilities need to know what is being said in their meetings.

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