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Hire-bikes must not be left on pavements says Mary


Reported by Mary

Published on Friday, December 10th, 2021

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Hire-bikes must not be left on pavements says Mary


Written by Mary

Published on Friday, December 10th, 2021

street access

Leaving hire-bikes in the pavement makes navigation extremely difficult for me as a visually impaired person who uses a white cane. These bikes ought to be left in docking stations, preferably on the road where they wouldn’t take up space needed by pedestrians.

People regularly leave hire bikes on the pavements in this area, often near the entrances to the three local schools. The schools could do more to address this, perhaps through creating docking spaces in some of the large areas given over to car users on their premises.

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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