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Bonkers Blog February 2015

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6 February (Part 2) - Longer but safer

Ramp Ramp RampUntil not long ago I was a regular wheel chair pusher which is probably why I took exception to the amateurish ramp provided on the Crossrail relief route over the Harrow Manorway flyover.

Motorized chairs are very heavy and I immediately saw the danger of a chair toppling on the ramp shown in Photo 1. I’ve yet to see a wheel chair user take the long route but the potential for an accident was there unless everyone does the same as one I spoke to on the north side. She stays there.

It was therefore especially pleasing to see that today, or maybe yesterday, the danger has been eradicated. In place of a splodge of rough concrete there is now a neatly constructed safe ramp on both sides of the car wash entrance, complete with tactile paving for the sightless. Much better!


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