Disabled Access Day

Monday 18th March 2019 11:50 EDT
16 March marked Disabled Access Day and it serves as a reminder of the huge amount of work that still needs to be done to ensure that London is a city truly open to all. For those with disabilities and mobility issues, navigating London’s largely inaccessible transport system can be a stressful and sometimes alienating experience. At City Hall, the Mayor is taking swift action on this by investing an extra £200m to ensure that 40% of the tube network will be made step-free by 2022. Next month, the Government will also be announcing the stations that will receive a share of its nationwide £300 million ‘Access for All’ fund and I hope that more of our local stations will be in line to benefit from this. By starting with an overhaul of our transport infrastructure, we can stay on track in our bid to become a world-leading capital for accessibility and inclusivity. Jennette Arnold OBE AMLondon Assembly Member for North East Constituency (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest)  

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