More electric car charge points needed, says Mary


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Reported by Mary

Published on Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Boscastle Road.

More electric car charge points needed, says Mary


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Written by Mary

Published on Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Boscastle Road.

There are increasing numbers of electric cars in my area despite their high prices. The problem is some locals are charging their pollution-busting vehicles from their homes, which has resulted in cables being draped across pavements. For cane users like myself these cables are extremely difficult to navigate across even if small mats are laid over them. Camden needs to install more on-street electric charging stations and residents need to think about Disabled residents when they leave these wires on the pavement, sometimes for hours on end.

 

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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