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Why aren’t wheelchair users consulted on supposedly ‘disability-friendly’ bus designs?

Mike Harrison
07 June 2019

 

As a wheelchair user living just outside Edinburgh in Midlothian who makes about 24-28 journeys a week on Lothian Buses, buses are very important to me. The introduction of the low floor bus over the past 15 years or so has radically transformed my travel options for the better. But as wheelchair access to buses has once again become contentious locally (more on this later) I thought it might be timely to share my reflections on the practical experience of being a regular bus wheelchair...

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