El-sparkesyklene is spread out over the sidewalk. This has become the new normal for the citizens and visitors in Oslo. For many people go it maybe fine. They see the bikes, lie in the way, irritate him maybe a little, but goes around them and continues where they should. So easy it is not if you are sight or physically handicapped in any way.Amir Hashani. Photo: Norwegian Handikapforbund Show more
When I'm going out, either to go on the shop, number of a meeting or simply use the town, there are several things that I as a wheelchair user have to think about.
I can't use the old trams with stairs. Gæppen between the train and the new anthology makes the T-path are often useless, and the city's bus drivers forget at times to have the key to the bus wheelchair ramp. Beyond that I must take care of the curb is low enough that I can cross the street, and I need to know which clubs and cafes that allow visits by the disabled.
All these considerations will not of that I'm disabled. They come from that the community is designed for non-disabled people, and that it thus discriminate against those who do not fit into the affected area. So it is with el-sparkesyklene.
Those who so often says that, despite everything, goes forward, takes therefore too wrong. El-sparkesyklene is a great example of just that. I have in fact gotten even a barrier I need to take into consideration.
I go out and the road is blocked by a sparkesykkel, is it not surely the sidewalk is so wide that I can only go around it. Maybe I need to find a place to cross the street, or go around the block to get me where I want to. The visually impaired run the risk to stumble in the bikes and can get the ugly case. This we have seen several examples of.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError SORRY: Routes sorry for that wheelchair user Amir Hashani (29) was left behind at the bus stop when he tried to take the bus home. Video: Amir Hashani. Show more
As a wheelchair user, I know that it is convenient to be able to roll around in the centre of Oslo. But I roll because I have to. Those who use the el-sparkesykler, do it because it is convenient for them.
Therefore experienced it as unfair that I and other disabled people are presses us out from the sidewalks – and thus from the city because the el-sparkesyklene is spread around. There should be space for everyone.
It seems that el-sparkesyklene fills a need. Research from the Institute of transport shows that most of the use replaces the walk, and that it often is used to cover the last distance on the way to a meeting that kollektivtilbudet not covers.
that is Why I think not that Oslo municipality should ban the bikes, but rather try to regulate the use. It is necessary, both because people have to come forward effectively – disabled or not – and because many, unfortunately, do not have manners enough to place the bikes out of the way.
An obvious alternative is less parkeringssoner or tripod, similar to the solution for bysyklene. Here, the city council and the city council get on the path to find a solution. Unfortunately it seems that too many of our elected officials shadows the path.
It should not be so controversial for responsible politicians to regulate a market, as there is for virtually all other areas?
the Question that naturally raises itself is: who will own the sidewalks – who will own the city? The answer, as I see it, is no. By that I mean that the sidewalks and the city should be for all. But as long as our elected officials have a so I cannot to regulate a popular quote, is the signal strong.
the Sidewalks and the city is not for us. The city is for non-disabled people who have to catch a meeting about 10 minutes, and don't have to pay attention to someone other than themselves.wheelchair user refused on board You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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