Bare in mind this is a UK perspective. I've a lot to say over the idea going around that disabled people can do away with personal cars. First of, yes modified cars are expensive, but there's also ways to acquire via gov schemes like The Motability Scheme. Doubtless things like that will always need more access cos the govs shit. Secondly, public transport in the UK is notoriously awful at being accessible, with trains denying boarding, to platforms only being accessible via stairs. 1/?
Busses routinely never stop to pick up ppl up if they're seen to be in a wheelchair, they literally just drive past the bus stop. Ramps up to trains or busses are often missing. If you're immune compromised, getting stuffed onto a bus isn't exactly great either. Also, what if someone just wants to go to the countryside or whatever and the only way in is via personal transport? Bus stops are often miles away from your intended destination. 2/?
@FrazzledBrynn I don't even try to travel by train anymore. Even when you carefully book for you & you mobility scooter/wheelchair, there is no guarantee you will be able to get to the platform, let alone the train.
Public transport need a massive investment & overhaul, & there also needs to be a change in culture in the way ableds treat disabled people when we try to use public transport. I'm not ' in the way', I'm just a human trying to go about my day like you.
@FrazzledBrynn in my mind disabled people are one of the groups who should have full support to get personal vehicles. I'd like to see car ownership decline and public transport to expand in part so disabled people can have more convenience in driving and mobility.
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