BBC News: Pavement parking could be banned in England

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12 March 2020
Source: BBC News

Parking on pavements could be banned in England to help pedestrians, the Department for Transport has said. With the exception of London – where a ban already exists – only lorries are currently prevented from pavement parking. The government is to open a consultation on whether to give local authorities more parking powers. The AA, however, has warned a ban

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Dept for Transport: Progress on accessibility as campaign launches to improve disabled passengers’ journeys

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6 March 2020

The ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ campaign looks to increase awareness about making transport more inclusive. • campaign launches to improve journeys for disabled people when using public transport • operators urged to sign up to the Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme to encourage, celebrate and promote best practice • latest in a series of improvements by the Transport Secretary to accelerate the

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Thousands with hidden disabilities benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme

30 December 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• New figures show 12,299 people awarded Blue Badge under new criteria • Since August 2019, people with non-visible conditions such as dementia, epilepsy or Parkinson’s are eligible • Changes to Blue Badge scheme continue the UK’s world-leading plans to make the transport network more accessible Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other “invisible” disabilities have gained access

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Department for Transport: Audio and visual funding for buses will make journeys accessible for all

29 October 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• £2million to provide audio and visual equipment for buses to improve journeys for everyone including those with visual or hearing impairment • DfT launches new communications campaign ‘It’s everyone’s journey’ to improve disabled people’s experiences on public transport • Call for partners to sign up to the campaign and join partners already supporting it including British Airways, LNER and

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Royal Blind responds to the Scottish Government National Transport Strategy

25 October 2019
Source: Royal Blind

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on its vision for the future of transport for the next 20 years. Royal Blind took the opportunity to highlight a number of issues of concern for people with visual impairment. While the strategy’s focus on improving accessibility is welcome, it is crucial that a lack of provision, particularly in rural areas, is also

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Department for Transport: Disabled people to benefit from better journeys thanks to service station funding

24 September 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• Government awards 22 Motorway Service Areas funding for Changing Places toilets • Second round of funding, extended to include A-Roads, launched by Department for Transport • Next in series of improvements by the Secretary of State for Transport to create a more accessible transport network, helping disabled people travel safely and with confidence Journeys will be easier and more

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House of Commons Transport Committee publish their report into Pavement Parking

10 September 2019
Source: The Transport Select Committee

The Transport Select Committee is a cross-party group of MPs in the House of Commons who scrutinise the work of the Department for Transport. They recommend a ban on pavement parking across England and an awareness campaign about the negative impacts of pavement parking. Read the full report here Vision UK support this call and the work of our members

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Scottish National Transport Strategy open for consultation

16 August 2019
Source: Transport Scotland

The National Transport Strategy sets out Transport Scotland’s vision for the next 20 years and was developed in collaboration with over 60 partner organisations around Scotland. Their vision is for a sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport system helping to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. Read more and have your say here  

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Specsavers partners with road safety charity Brake to sponsor UK Road Safety Week 2019

2 August 2019
Source: Brake

This year, Road Safety Week will take place between 18-24 November and will focus on the theme of ‘Step up for Safe Streets’. Brake and Specsavers will be urging everyone to ‘step up’ and do their bit for road safety, with a focus on encouraging people to learn about, shout about and celebrate the design solutions that can enable everyone

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Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework Our Delivery Plan for 2019-2020

29 July 2019
Source: Transport Scotland

Vision and priorities for 2019-2020 This Vision and priorities paper has been prepared by Transport Scotland’s Accessible Travel Policy Branch within the Scottish Government. The paper has been genuinely co-produced alongside the Scottish Transport Accessibility Steering Group and its 20 strong representative bodies, the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland with its 15 Public Appointees and policy officials across the

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