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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Inaccessible Trail

Until recently this squeeze-stile was the access point from Garside Sreet to the Trans Pennine Trail near Dowson Road.

The trail is a 215 mile coast-to-coast route from Southport to Hornsea and according to the TPT website
Easy gradients and surfaced paths make many sections suitable for families, gentle exercise and people using wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Until last week that was, when the squeeze-stile was replaced by a metal kissing gate. No way a wheelchair can get through there. A single pram might manage it but a double-buggie wouldn't.


Julie said...

what an odd situation that you cannot get wheelchairs through a trail. such an irony.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a pity that wheelchairs can not access the place!
And about mommies and babies with their little cars!

Jane Hards Photography said...

How ridiculous. Whoever came up with this idea too mad. Access should be for all, not to the exclusion of those that.. no. I think a stren letter is in order, and I don't even live there.

Lois said...

I wonder why they did that!

Tom said...

Gerald the 'Rights Of Way' officer for Tameside is normally very good to talk to.... I have had contact with him about tracks being blocked by dumped cars, and access to other barred.. he is well worth getting in touch with.

Public Rights of Way Section
Tameside MBC
Council Offices
Wellington Road
Ashton under Lyne
0161 342 3704

Dick said...

Interesting idea but I suppose it won't be there for long when they get all the complainings.

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