TAXI drivers will no longer be able to refuse to accept wheelchair-users – or charge them extra for a journey.
CALLING all powered scooter users. Do you want to be part of the world’s biggest parade of powered mobility scooters?
WHEELCHAIR users are frequently facing problems getting on to buses, leaving many people stranded at bus stops, says a leading disability charity.
MOST wheelchair users and their families and carers can’t travel as independently as they would like to – and two in three do not feel confident enough to use public transport – says a report from disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz.
A TEAM of handbikers completed a five-day, 200-mile Hull-Manchester ride, raising funds for the cancer charity set up by the former St Helens rugby legend, Steve Prescott.
EUROPEAN Mobility Week gets into gear today (September 16). The aim is to get people thinking about the range of transport options available, and to choose the right mode when travelling. But that’s not easy if you have a disability, says PHILIPPA WILLITTS.