Imagine Dundrum has talked with people with disabilities, families and advocates about their experience of Dundrum Village. We asked what would make it a good place to live, visit, spend time. We spoke with people who are wheelchair users, people with visual impairment, family members and people with learning disabilities. The overwhelming feedback was that Dundrum Village at present is an inhospitable place. The difficulties people spoke about ranged across narrow and cluttered pavements, walking routes, traffic, lack of accessible toilet facilities. For wheelchair users and visually impaired people, the Main Street was not welcoming.
People wanted seriously improved pavements, walkable routes through the village, a much bigger and accessible library, accessible restaurants and shops, quiet, calm places to sit and relax, and reduced speed of traffic through the Village.
We are very hopeful that the mobility and social distancing initiatives happening in the Village at the moment will make a real difference to people with disabilities.