London Vision works with others in the sector to influence positive change in the capital to move closer to an accessible and inclusive capital. London Vision maintains good relationships with the Department for Transport, Transport for London and local authorities, and is frequently consulted around changes and improvements in transport provision.

 

E Scooters:

Much of London Vision’s campaigning and engagement work in 2020 focussed on e scooters. Over the past year, London Vision has engaged with and responded to government consultations on the subject to produce key asks for e-scooter rental companies and for the local authorities planning on introducing them. Our work on e-scooters is ongoing. 

You can read a number of these responses below:

Read London Vision’s response to TfL’s announcement about introducing e-scooter trials in spring 2021 (18 November 2020)

Advice for e-scooter operators participating in rental e-scooter trials (24 July 2020)

Advice for local authorities considering hosting e-scooter trials (24 July 2020)

Read London Vision's response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on e-scooters (3 July 2020)

Cashless journeys

In 2020, Transport for London began exploring becoming totally cashless across London's transport network. In December 2020, London Vision consulted with blind and partially sighted Londoners that use the network, as well Eye Clinic Liaison Officers, Rehab Officers, representatives of sight loss organisations in the capital and members of local sensory teams to gather feedback and opinion on the proposed changes.

The consultation made plain that many blind and partially sighted Londoners had grave concerns about the move, and the impact it would have on disabled and elderly traveller, as well as Londoners who do not have a bank account. 

As of 20 January 2021, the move has been paused, however, if you feel you will be impacted by this move, please do get in touch with Bhavini Makwana on [email protected] 

You can read the response to the pause below:  

Cashless journeys on the TfL network: London Vision's response (22 January 2021)