A rolling walking stick’: why do so many disabled people cycle?

“Cycling may be easier than walking for two-thirds of disabled people, but disabled cyclists often remain invisible to society. Many don’t realize that more than a quarter of disabled commutes in this university city are made by bike.”

Most urban infrastructures are built by able-bodied engineers, who may not realise that bollards, speed bumps, curbs and steps can be insurmountable for disabled cyclists. Clement argues that cities should consult disability representatives at a strategic level. Read more

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