Highways Accessibility Fund
Milton Keynes has many locations where access controls have been installed, as a road safety measure, where a footway meets a carriageway.
However, many of these locations do not meet the guidance set out in the Equality Act, predominantly in areas constructed prior to 2010, meaning that wheelchair and mobility impaired users may be unable to navigate these footways.
A £25k fund has been identified to address these accessibility issues.
Access controls can include:
- The absence of dropped kerbs
Where controls such as these are causing difficulty to users of the highway a request may be emailed to the Highways Department for the location to be assessed.
The email should include as much background information as possible, including:
- The precise location
- A description of the problems encountered
- Photographs or plans iillustrating the issues.
An MKC Highways officer will assess each site where an issue has been reported, using a standard set of scoring criteria.
A priority list has been created, and the following programmes show all works to be completed in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years.
Requests which are feasible but were not able to be included in the 2019/20 or 2020/21 programmes will be kept on file, pending any future funding being made available.
Last Updated: 1 August 2019