Council supporting ‘Make Way Day’

This year’s ‘Make Way Day’ will take place on Friday, September 30th. The initiative, which is supported by Roscommon County Council, was launched recently at a reception in Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon town (Roscommon People 9/9/22).

Campaign organisers the Disability Federation of Ireland, (DFI), have developed an online tool that campaigners can use to test and rate their local area along with using MWD stickers to highlight issues being faced by the public.

DFI’s survey of campaigners this spring showed that a number of challenges continued to persist in compromising the mobility of people with disability such as cars parked on footpaths, bins being left out on footpaths and bad parking of bikes.

The tool will be available at www.makewayday.com. It is easy to use, can be downloaded to a phone and will be circulated widely on the campaign’s social media platforms.

The aim of the device is to have all neighbourhoods join up and to enable the compilation of one comprehensive map of access in Ireland. Make Way Day aims to feed them the information collected to work together towards clearer streets.