The European Transport ministers use the idea of chains to map out issues, and this idea, what are the connections, may be extended to all areas of governance. We do not now have public and private realms that achieve “any journey is only as good as its weakest link “ p77 1. The idea is … Continue reading Any journey is only as good as its weakest link
I attended a meeting yesterday about changes to a town centre and effects on disabled people yesterday. A representative of local disability groups commented that in his experience in focus groups of disabled people, strong fear of cyclists were commonly expressed. I found this very thought provoking, because I am a disabled person whose primary … Continue reading Disabled People and Cycling
I proposed this to lcc agm last year. "That all London Boroughs and both the GLA and TfL map London into villages (Waltham forest model) with clear definitions of the purposes of areas and streets. That all primarily residential areas (the vast majority of London) shall have 8 mph speed limits and access is only … Continue reading A London of villages?
Demos have written the following in their publication “Holistic Government”: The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems. Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on. … Continue reading Holistic Government
https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/mapping-disability/ The above link is to something I wrote when I was the Director of Redbridge Disability Association, a Disabled Persons' Organisation, that summarises my thinking. Below is something I have just received from Waltham Forest, the parts about highway law and parking and their equality assessment are of note. http://www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Hoe-Street-and-Wood-Street-post-consultation-report.pdf Disability equality is still … Continue reading Mapping properly