Shared Space

Lord Holmes giving evidence on shared space at the Women and Equalities Select Committee

Chris welcomes Women and Equalities Committee Report

Today (25th April 2017) the House of Commons Select Committee published their report and findings into their enquiry into Disability and the Built Environment including housing and shared space schemes in the public realm. Chris welcomed the report’s recommendations saying: “I’m grateful that the Committee has recognised the importance of this issue and consulted so […]

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Chris interviewed for launch of podcast on eye health and sight loss

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has launched a podcast. This new platform will look at the major topics of interest within the eye health and sight loss sector, with expert analysis, opinion and debate. The podcast is an educational forum for professionals, service users and carers […]

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Lord Holmes and Lottie at side of Exhibition Road as taxi passes

Why did the blind man cross the road?

I have been campaigning for some time against a street design approach known as “shared space” which has, de facto, led to the creation of unsafe environments which discriminate against blind people and negatively impact the vast majority of users. The Department for Transport defines shared space as: “A street or place designed to improve pedestrian […]

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Lord Holmes giving evidence on shared space at the Women and Equalities Select Committee

Chris gives evidence to Commons Select Committee

On Wednesday 7th December from 10.30am Chris gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee. This was a public session in The Thatcher Room, Portculllis House, it was live streamed and is still available to watch on Parliament Live. As part of their current Inquiry into Disability and the Built Environment the Committee has asked: “to what […]

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TV camera and reporter interviewing Chris in Sloane Square

Parliamentary inquiry to look at shared space

Chris welcomes the Women and Equalities Committee’s decision to conduct an inquiry into disability and the built environment. The inquiry will ask whether more could be done to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of both new and existing properties and spaces. In particular they ask whether shared space schemes in roads and highways cause barriers for […]

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shared space summit in House of Lords

Shared Space Summit

December 3rd is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the theme for 2015, ‘Inclusion Matters’ considers access and empowerment for people of all abilities with a special focus on how to make cities inclusive and accessible for all. The Institute of Highway Engineers sponsored an event in Parliament, hosted by Chris, which […]

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Inside Daily Politics Studio with Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn

Daily Politics asks if ‘shared space’ is safe….

Chris answers with an emphatic NO!  The Daily Politics looked at shared space on the day of a debate Chris had tabled in the House of Lords to question the government over the controversial schemes he has been campaigning against. Shared space is a design approach which minimizes demarcations between vehicle traffic and pedestrians often removing features such as curbs, road surface markings, traffic signs, […]

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