No plans for dropped kerbs until ‘funding becomes available’

Residents living in Father Mulvey Park and in other parts of the Bogside are complaining about a lack of dropped kerbs in the area.
Residents living in Father Mulvey Park and in other parts of the Bogside are complaining about a lack of dropped kerbs in the area.
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TransportNI has confirmed that they will not be able install dropped kerbs in parts of Derry until more funding is made available.

Older people and wheelchair users living in parts of the Bogside complained about the lack of dropped kerbs in the area to local Sinn Fein councillor, Patricia Logue.

Colr. Logue arranged a site visit for representatives from TransportNI during which time she was informed that despite the fact the representatives agreed there was a need for more dropped kerbs in the area they could not proceed with the installation because of budget constraints.

“TransportNI has identified a number of roads throughout Derry City and Strabane council area that require dropped kerbs to provide easy pedestrian access between the footway and the carriageway.

“This work will be carried out as funding becomes available,” said a TransportNI spokesperson.

“I will be writing to Disability Action about this as a matter of urgency. It’s disgraceful that people with disabilities are being treated in this way,” said Colr. Logue.