Lime back peddles after Mik Tweet


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Reported by Mik

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

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Lime back peddles after Mik Tweet


Blogs

Written by Mik

Published on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

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After taking this photo of two hire bikes from the company Lime, and posting it to Twitter, Lime contacted me to reassure me they would be moved. I have also heard from a new company that produces accessible bike stores available for all types of cycles, including those used by disabled people.

Lime hire bikes on the pavement.
Hire bikes left on the pavements stop some disabled people from being able to travel.

What’s shocking about posting this picture was the aggression from those that support cycling but who seem to see disabled people speaking out about any negative impact as unacceptable. Real hostility. Important to remember if you are disabled and want to complain about things like this, maybe come to one of our reporting team. We can tell your story without you being named so you tell that story without being targeted.

Written by Mik


Best known as an award winning broadcaster, journalist and inclusive design expert, Mik Scarlet has lived in Camden for 20 years. Prior to moving here, he frequented the town thanks to it’s clubs and gig venues. He even met his wife Diane, who was born in Camden, at the Electric Ballroom. Mik is a full time wheelchair user, and is passionate about building an inclusive and accessible Camden for future generations.

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