Transport For All campaign for better transport access and accessibility for people with disabilities. Though they have a London focus, much of what they cover has a broader relevance. Here’s their latest newsletter.
Cut the clutter! | Members Newsletter #6
Hope you’re doing well!
In this newsletter, we’ve got a whole selection of things for you to get involved with. From an online campaigns forum about street clutter, to a project improving statistics on transport accessibility, to research into Dial-a-Ride – hopefully there’s something in it for everyone!
Quick reminder that our ARA (Access, Rights, Advice Scheme) is back open. Our friendly team is ready to take your calls and emails with any questions, complaints or other enquiries you have to do with accessible transport – so get in touch! Just note – we’re all still working remotely so our office is not open and we aren’t able to take walk-in appointments just yet, but hopefully we will open up soon!
As ever, we’d love to hear from you! Reply to this email, shoot us a message on Twitter, or give us a call.
Phone: 020 7737 2339
Know someone who might want to be a member of TfA? Why not forward them this email? They can sign up here (it’s free!): www.transportforall.org.uk/membership-signup/
Something we know all too well here at TfA is that the available statistics on transport accessibility are often not sufficient. It’s something that one of our members and excellent campaigners Doug Paulley has written about on his blog.
That’s why we are glad to hear that the Office for Statistics Regulation are reviewing statistics about the accessibility of transport. We have already contributed as an organisation, and now they want to hear from individuals using statistics to understand or improve the accessibility of transport. The project is focusing on whether the statistical system in the UK is providing accurate, coherent and comprehensive information.
Calling all Dial-a-Ride users! We’re concerned about potential changes to the service and we need your input to help us campaign.
If you use Dial-a-Ride, please get in touch:
Phone: 020 7737 2339 (and leave a message)
From poorly placed A-boards and defunct phone boxes, to excessive use of signage and guard rail, street clutter can clog up our pavements and makes streets impossible for disabled people to navigate, pushing people dangerously into the road.
We are working with Living Streets on their upcoming campaign, #CutTheClutter. Our campaigns lead Katie Pennick will be speaking at their campaign session, and all TfA members are invited. Join the online session on Wednesday 30th June at 12.30-1.30pm to share ideas, skills and expertise to get ready for the Cut the Clutter week of action.
The webinar will take place on Zoom, and will have live captions and a British Sign Language interpreter present. If you have any questions about accessibility please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us after our last newsletter to send in your pictures and stories about past TfA protests. It’s been so much fun to look through the photos!
If you missed it last time, don’t worry – you can still get involved! The Museum of London is looking to find out about objects related to disability activism on the theme of transport and accessibility in London. They would love to speak to anyone who has something to share…
Got something lying around at home? These could be placards, posters, banners, t-shirts, badges, flyers – anything that formed part of a protest, campaign or demonstration. It could become part of a display at the museum’s new site in West Smithfield.
Get in touch! Reply to this email or reach out to us on Twitter or by calling 020 7737 2339
That’s all from us for now. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!
Transport for All