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Disabled get help with public transport issues at Mile End ‘accessibility’ day

PUBLISHED: 13:40 26 September 2017

Practice run... Richard Davis helps Pete Donelly get into a taxi at Tower Hamlets council's 'accessibility' day at Mile End. Picture: LBTH

Practice run... Richard Davis helps Pete Donelly get into a taxi at Tower Hamlets council's 'accessibility' day at Mile End. Picture: LBTH

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An “access to public transport” day has been staged by Tower Hamlets Council for people with mobility or learning difficulties to find out how to travel safely and independently.

Advice was given to 100 people at Mile End art pavilion by TfL, Barts NHS Trust and the Met Police on how to use bus and trains.

“Not all people can easily use public transport,” the council’s cabinet member for the Environment, Amina Ali, explained.

“The ‘accessibility’ day was a chance for those with mobility issues to use public transport to help lead an independent life. Making the most of public transport can make a world of difference.”

Some practiced getting into cabs and on and off a double-decker bus. Specially adapted bicycles were also provided by All Ability cycling club to try.

Many raised concerns with TfL and the council during an open discussion session.

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