A bumpy ride – a summary of hazards encountered by wheelchair users during a journey to Hitchin town centre. Background and context Perhaps 6 years ago, a group including Ellie Clarke, Keith Hoskins, David Howlett and myself conducted an informal survey of pavement conditions, signage and street furniture in Hitchin town centre. We identified serious hazards, some of which had existed for some time even then. I am fairly sure that the results were written up, but am uncertain what remedial action was taken, if any. Other than the hope of making improvements, we did not identify hazards with any particular user group in mind. I am writing this report in the hope that, because the issues identified have a significant impact on a specific group of Hitchin town centre users, this may focus minds to identify solutions – I make some suggestions in the concluding remarks.
Read on here – A Bumpy Ride