Hull City Council signs up to Street Charter to improve accessibility for disabled people

Post date: 
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Category: 
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Hull City Council has pledged to work with local disabled people, Hull Access Improvement Group, Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind (HERIB), Hull and East Riding Visually Impaired Forum and RNIB to tackle the growing issue of street clutter.
 
We’re thrilled to announce that on 17 February, Hull City Council became the first council in the UK to launch their ‘street charter’ which was developed alongside disabled people. The Charter aims to address the growing problem of street obstacles; bollards, advertising boards, bins, cars parked on pavements, and 'shared space' schemes across the city.
 
The charter aims to put a ‘clear highway’ policy at the heart of local decision making and to overcome issues faced by people with sight loss, as raised in our ‘Who put that there!’ campaign.
 
Download the Hull Street Charter: