Make Newcastle User-Friendly
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I would first like to start out by thanking you for taking the time to read my message.
My name is Loren Allison, a 18 year old disabled student from the city of Newcastle. Before my diagnosis of a degenerative neurological chronic pain disorder, my conception of the accessibility for disabled pedestrians was that in a positive light. That was until I had to use mobility aids, and I realised, this was not the case. Roads are uneven, there are very few lowering's in pavements, and the pathways very narrow. Whilst I was able to travel independently, it made it almost impossible, and at times - highly dangerous. Now I have to travel with a supporter, however, they too find it extremely hard to manoeuvre around, and there's parts of the town that are totally off-limits. In my opinion, this denies me the right because of my disability, despite me wanting to be able to gain access to the beautiful city, and explore as I would have done prior to my physical limitations.
This is a very un-empowering aspect of daily life for individuals. This is not what our city represents, and not what our nation stands for; and as equals in society, I feel that it is especially important to make the city user-friendly in all respects.
Please help me make a difference for the collective by signing my petition today.
Visit the link to view my BBC Radio 2 Newcastle interview concerning this issue, and the campaign's agenda.
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