Wheelchair user conflict
Using the Freedom of Information Act can be an interesting thing especially when you find stupid things going on. About 3 weeks ago I asked for all the research that has been carried out by the Department of Transport and the Department of Health over a 2 year period. The DoH hasn’t got back to me yet but the DoT has.
I asked what research has been cancelled in the last 2 years and they said that 2 pieces had and they described them. Anyway that isn’t really important. I also asked for the research that was started in the last 2 years and they gave huge amounts with the names of the projects. One of the projects was called Wheelchairs and Buggies on Buses. Yes that’s right. I am not joking.
They didn’t tell me anything about the research so I had to look it up myself on the internet and found that they want to do research so they can understand the conflict between wheelchair users, buggy users and other passengers on buses; and identify some potential solutions.
The final sum of the research will come to £29,150 and is due to last more than 2 years. I hope they can understand the conflict between buggy users and wheelchair users by then or they have just wasted £29,150 and 2 years.
There are still plenty of projects I haven’t looked at yet and if there is one as daft as this I will share it with you. If you want to get the whole file tell me and I will email it to you.