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  • Connecting Sheffield

    Connecting Sheffield

    Consultation on new transport projects in the city is starting soon. Sheffield City Council is launching a new project called ‘Connecting Sheffield’, which will focus on encouraging active travel and support the shift towards sustainable transport in and around the city. Disability Sheffield will be providing feedback so please get in touch with us if you’re interested in being involved.

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  • Do Sheffield's Pavements Work for You?

    Do Sheffield's Pavements Work for You?

    A postgraduate research project is aiming to study how disabled people experience moving around Sheffield with a specific focus on experiences of using pavements. Laura Harryman is looking for participants over the age of 18, from the Sheffield area who have a mobility impairment. If you would be interested in completing a travel diary for Laura or there’s a regular journey you make or have made in the past you could comment on please get in touch .

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  • How To Show You Are Exempt from Wearing a Face Covering

    How To Show You Are Exempt from Wearing a  Face Covering

    Keep Safe , an organisation that offers easy read information and UK guidance about coronavirus, has issued a series of cards for disabled people to show they are exempt from wearing face coverings on public transport since new rules came into force on 15 June. Travel South Yorkshire’s Journey Assistance Cards also includes a card stating ‘I am Exempt from wearing a Face Covering’.

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  • Disabled Travel Writer's Staying At Home Tips

    Disabled Travel Writer's Staying At Home Tips

    Carrie-Ann Lightley , a leading disabled travel writer and wheelchair user has written about how she and others can cope with life in isolation during the Coronavirus lockdown. Her blog includes cookery tips, advice on coping with anxiety and fitness guides such as a ‘cardio workout’.

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  • Sheffield Council Want your Views on Post 16 and Home to School Travel and Transport Policies

    This is your chance to give your views on both Sheffield City Council’s new Home to School policy and the Post-16 policy. Please note the different deadlines for feedback.

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  • DPTAC warned staff-less trains and stations 'toxic' for disabled people

    In a letter released under Freedom of Information to the Association of British Commuters the Chair , it’s been revealed that the government’s own Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee issued a clear warning to the Department for Transport on this issue.

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  • Could this be your Second Favourite Disability Blog?: Simply Emma

    Our on-going feature looking at other disability focused blogs from around the internet takes a look at Simply Emma, a blog about disability, lifestyle and travel.

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  • Can you Sign Doug Paulley's Petition?

    After his Supreme Court victory, this petition asks the Government to use the Buses Bill to make non-disabled people vacate the wheelchair space on buses, if a disabled person needs it.

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  • New Automatic Renewal Process for Elderly Travel Passes

    South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive launches their new automatic renewal scheme for senior travel passes.

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  • Consultation into the Future of Supertram

    There’s still a chance to have your say on the next 30 years of Sheffield Supertram – the consultation ends on 30th October

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