Bath & North East Somerset Council would like to hear from you if you are disabled or encounter problems getting around the centre of Bath, as part of an access audit.
The Council wants disabled people to help with an Equality, Access and Mobility Audit being carried out by the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE).
This aims to better understand how different disabled people use the streets in the city centre, the barriers they face and ways the streets could be made easier to use.
It will result in a report that will help guide the city’s transport strategy Getting Around Bath.
Cllr Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem –Southdown), Leader of the Council said: “We want to ensure Bath city centre is accessible and user friendly for everyone.
“The views of disabled people are vital if we are to achieve this.”
Researchers plan to accompany a number of disabled people on journeys through the city, asking them to share their observations and experiences.
Taking part in the research is an opportunity influence the design of future street improvement schemes, to help make Bath’s streets work better for everyone.
If you are free on either Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th or Wednesday 11th March, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 07958 525043 with your availability and a brief description of your impairment and any mobility aid you may use.
If you prefer to attend a meeting, or to meet researchers individually, that would be extremely helpful as well. If you are not available on these dates, they are still very keen to hear from you.
Call or email and they will get back in touch with you.
Bath & North East Somerset Council has set aside £390,000 in its budget for the forthcoming year for Equality Access works across the Council area.