Hebden Bridge Wheelchair Access Report

See the foot of the page for a download of the Hebden Bridge Wheelchair Access Report.

Firstly, the report’s introduction, below, spells out the purpose of the report.

1. Introduction

Local wheelchair users visited Hebden Bridge, and rode round the streets to give us a visitor’s wheelchair view of our little town.

The survey included central pavements, drop kerbs, and crossing points, and were all marked with the traffic light system of Green for go, Orange for tricky, Red for not possible, in a wheelchair or power chair.

There were three key findings from the visit.

v Better signs for wheelchair users and tourists coming from the Train station are needed (to avoid the main road and go via the park).

v Regular repairs and maintenance can significantly improve the wheelchair access or affect the function of current adaptations, eg speed bumps on the Innovation corner means drop kerb becomes useless.

v Access to most areas is reasonable but there are short disconnects between the routes of the tourist areas, e.g. the marina area, canal, packhorse bridge and local shops.

Download: Wheelchair Access Report (Word file)