TRANSPORT

 

Consistently Transport concerns come first in any survey of disabled or elderly people.  For those who drive the problems range from potholes that make driving painful and difficult, to finding a suitable parking place where they can legally park.

In a rural area like Dumfries and Galloway where bus services covering remote areas are sparse, isolation is a significant issue.  Where taxis are used, the scarcity of wheelchair accessible taxis can make keeping appointments impossible.   This problem is particularly acute at school times.

Those travelling further afield by train also experience difficulty with stairs and steps that are inaccesible to wheelchair users.  At Lockerbie Station the lifts have proved an outstanding success.

 

Campaigned for by DGCDP, which became DGVoice, together with local politicians, this is an example of what we can achieve when we work together and make our voice heard in the right places.

Unfortunately this is only one success and so much remains to be done.   That is why DGVoice is holding its Transport Matters event in Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on 7th November, 2013.

Check out the links at the bottom of this page.  There is a wealth of information covering all aspects of transport for disabled people.

 

Taxicards in Dumfries and Galloway

Accessible Transport in Scotland

Midsteeple, High Street
Dumfries DG1 2BH
t: 01387 257770
e: info@dgvoice.co.uk

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