‘Make Way Day’ returns to Donegal today, highlighting barriers that impede people with mobility issues.
An Garda Síochána and Donegal County Council’s traffic wardens are endorsing this campaign, enforcing a zero tolerance approach to motorists who park on footpaths or use designated disabled parking bays without a permit. Typical obstacles include bins, sandwich boards or cars and bicycles parked on footpaths.
Make Way Day is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland as a unique collaboration across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors.
“But most of all, it’s about people with disabilities,” a spokesperson for the council explained.
“People with disabilities are the backbone of this campaign and we encourage everyone to share the experience by posting photos of obstacles to social platforms with #MakeWayDay23.”
The council is delighted to be working closely with a number of local organisations to promote awareness, including members from the MS Society, the Donegal Centre for Independent Living, the Irish Wheelchair Association, the Independent Living Movement of Ireland and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.”