Despite decades of promises from the State Government, Victoria’s Public Transport Systems remains largely inaccessible for people with disabilities.
Over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 lockdown has given us a shared experience of physical and social isolation. Many people have struggled. But the COVID lockdown will end.
For many people with disabilities this lockdown is normal life.
Inaccessible public transport means that people with disabilities cannot fully participate in education, work, community and life. They are just not there.
Inaccessible public transport means that many people with disabilities are living a #LifelongLockdown.
Equal access to public transport (trains, trams, buses, taxis and ride shares) is a human right. Victorian activists have been campaigning for a fully accessible transport system for almost 50 years. The state response? “It’s complicated, we need more time.”
Join us in making this brief shared experience of lockdown an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of a fully accessible public transport system.