Would it be a good idea to have a Passengers’ Charter for everyone who travels on London public transport? Next Monday 8 December the London Assembly Transport Committee is discussing this and I’ve been asked to be on the panel. What do you think of the proposal? The idea is that having a Charter would …
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Transport for London is currently running some consultations on changes which could be important for cyclists, bus passengers and pedestrians, particularly in some parts of London: –    Accessible Bus Stop Design guidance: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/accessible-bus-stop-design-guidance – open till 31 October –         Proposed East-West Cycle Superhighway: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/eastwest (between Tower Hill and Acton) – open till 9 November –         Proposed North-South …
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Apart from the well-known issue about the behaviour of some bus drivers,  people have sometimes told us about problems boarding the bus or waiting for the bus. This could either be because the bus didn’t pull right up to the bus stop, or sometimes because of the design or construction of the bus stop itself. …
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Cyclists on Pavements

September 29th, 2014 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Cycling | London | Older People | Transport - (0 Comments)

Yes – that old chestnut is back on the agenda! Do you think the situation has got worse? I certainly do, and most cyclists appear to be colour blind i.e. not understanding what ‘red’ means when we are trying to cross on a green man; and when you ask them if they are colour blind …
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On 2 October Transport for London are holding  a free public exhibition and conference about disabled and older people’s access to transport, and you are invited! More information and how to register follows below. I’ve been invited to be in a panel debate about the future of door to door transport in London.  It would …
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Unfortunately I travel on South West Trains which are very frequently late and often due to engineering works. What is becoming more frequent is lateness ‘due to engineering works’ on a totally different line from the one I am using – much further south.  Today was even more intriguing; a 10 minute delay due to …
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The Mayor of London is consulting on proposals to make sure that buildings, streets and neighbourhoods in London are designed accessibly: taking account of the needs of disabled people and older people.  The subjects covered include: Lifetime Homes: making sure that all houses built in London are suitable for the needs of  older people – …
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Patient transport isn’t working for patients. Patients missing their hospital appointments… because of patient transport. Patients waiting several hours to be taken home after their appointment… because of patient transport. Patients unable to use buses or trains… deemed ineligible for patient transport. These are just a few of the reports we’ve heard from people who’ve …
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Cashless Buses

April 15th, 2014 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Transport - (0 Comments)

This new system will come into effect from Sunday 6th July and, although this may not affect many of you as you have the Freedom Pass, it will cause many difficulties for younger family members and friends who come to stay from outside London and of course tourists. Apart from savings, it is said that …
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has a duty to write guidance on how to interpret the Equality Act ban on age discrimination in services, public functions and associations. This covers many public and private services. The guide is intended to help businesses, public authorities, courts and others interpret the law. The EHRC are …
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