Slutsk activists campaign for barrier-free pedestrian crossings

2012 2012-10-18T12:17:15+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The volunteers of the civil campaign “Nash Dom” (“Our House”) have collected more than three hundred signatures of the residents of Slutsk (Minsk region) to urge the executive committee and the council of deputies to bring the height of curbs in compliance with building codes.
As told by the campaign’s activist Tamara Blinova, the appeal to the government offered to install lowering curbs, which provide comfortable descent (ascent) of pedestrians with prams, disabled people, and older people in nine crossings of the town.
In addition, the campaigners demand to improve the existing lowering curbs on eight crossings.
"High curbs are not only inconvenient for residents, but also contrary to the standards established by the rules of construction," says Tamara Blinova.
According to the activist of the campaign "Our House", on October 16 she received a response from a deputy of the House of Representatives Inesa Kliashchuk and the chairman of the commission on economy, budget, industry and maintenance of the population of Slutsk District Council of Deputies Aliaksandr Zhylko.
The MPs report that the problem is not in their jurisdiction. They redirected the appeal to the housing department of Slutsk.
As yet, there has been no response from the executive committee.