Beware of leaving:
- Cars or vans parked on a footpath blocking the way
- Bicycle/motorbikes chained to lampposts creating a trip hazard for a visually impaired person.
- Illegally placed sandwich boards, forgotten bins, barrels and other obstructions.
As one wheelchair user said, “There have been days when I just had to turn around and go home because my mechanized wheelchair could not go around a parked car on the footpath. If you come across enough obstacles like these you eventually don’t want to go out at all, and that leads to social isolation”, she explained.
Everyday should be Make Way Day so make sure you leave our footpaths obstacle free!