Make Way Day 2022 will draw attention to the challenges posed by things left on footpaths.
The campaign aims to highlight the challenges faced by people with disabilities in the public spaces
Limerick City and County Council is supporting the Disability Federation of Ireland’s campaign of Make Way Day 2022, it was announced on Friday, September 20, 2022.
The Make Way Day 2022 campaign aims to highlight the challenges faced by people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.
Advocates will be all over the country drawing attention to the problems caused by things left on footpaths.
The Council wants to remind people to be conscious of where they leave things on footpaths around the city and county.
For wheelchair users, the elderly, people with mobility issues, and parents with buggies and children, having to navigate around a car or van blocking the footpath puts them on the road where they are being put in potential danger.
The day will draw attention to the challenges posed by things left on footpaths. This includes sandwich boards along a city street, cars parked on the footpath, or wheelie bins left out other than on collection day, these obstacles make everyday life difficult for many groups of people.
The scourge of dog defecation on footpaths is also being highlighted by wheelchair users who are left with it on their wheels and hands by some careless dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Francis Foley said, “We all have a duty to be considerate of others in our community. Sometimes we do things without thinking, so we might think a little harder if we realise our actions are adversely affecting others. We all need to make way for others. It’s the right thing to do.”
The hashtag #MakeWayDay is being used on social media to raise these issues to the public.
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