Disabled Access Day

Dear Editor,

This week marks Disabled Access Day and serves as a reminder of the huge amount of work that still needs to be done to ensure that London is a city truly open to all.

For those with disabilities and mobility issues, navigating London’s largely inaccessible transport system can be a stressful and sometimes alienating experience.

At City Hall, the Mayor is taking swift action on this by investing an extra £200m to ensure that 40% of the tube network will be made step-free by 2022.

In Barnet, TfL are currently working on delivering step-free access at Burnt Oak, Mill Hill East and Colindale stations.

Next month, the Government will also be announcing the stations that will receive a share of its nationwide £300 million ‘Access for All’ fund and I hope that more of our local stations will be in line to benefit from this, especially Mill Hill Broadway.

By starting with an overhaul of our transport infrastructure, we can stay on track in our bid to become a world-leading capital for accessibility and inclusivity.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Dismore AM

London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden