Limerick City and County Council encourages people to be more considerate…

first_imgFacebook Ben Coughlan highlighting Make Way Day on September 26.Photo Joleen CroninLimerick City and County Council is encouraging everyone to be more considerate when parking vehicles or bikes, or forgetting to remove wheelie bins from Limerick streets as part of Make Way Day 2019.Limerick City and County Council will support local disabilities groups as they hit the streets on Thursday 26 September with reminders not to: park illegally on the street, forget your bins or use illegal sandwich boards, carelessly park bikes on the streetPeople with disabilities have told the campaign leaders, the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) these are the top three obstacles that stop them getting from A to B.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The principal aims of Make Way Day are to: Recognise that people with disabilities have the same right to use and enjoy public spaces that we all share; Acknowledge obstacles, which people with disabilities face in their daily lives, including badly parked vehicles and bicycles, billboards, over-grown hedges and other ill-placed hazards; Understand that most obstacles are often caused by thoughtlessness and genuine lack of awareness.On Thursday, 26 September, members of the public are being encouraged to draw attention to the challenges posed by everyday obstructions within their towns and villages.Disability Federation Ireland are inviting the public to take pictures of obstacles encountered (parked cars on footpaths, bikes chained to railings, sandwich boards and overhanging branches) and to post pictures to social media. Include #makewayday #makewayLimerick and to tag @makewayday and @disabilityfed in the post.Groups will be gathering at Limerick City and County Council’s offices at Merchant’s Quay on Thursday morning before setting off on selected routes recording where access is an issue. Previous articleJason’s girl writes books to guide others through griefNext articleNews Roundup September 21, 2019 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsLimerick City and County Council encourages people to be more considerate when parking vehicles or bikesBy Alan Jacques – September 19, 2019 443 center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDisability Federation IrelandlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMake Way Day 2019 Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more