Sydney Road Accessible Tram Stops Now presents petition to Parliament
On Wednesday 15 November at 12.30pm on the steps of Parliament House, the Sydney Road Accessible Tram Stops Now campaign will present their petition to Tim Reid MP, the petition’s sponsor, to table in the Victorian Parliament.
After two inspiring rallies on Sydney Road with bands, music, art, local residents, the disability community and hundreds of individuals and organisations marching, the campaign demands the Victorian Government meet its human rights obligations by installing accessible tram stops in Sydney Road before the construction of the second section of Sky Rail level crossing removals on the Upfield line.
On Wednesday 15 November, passers by will be invited to play ‘The Tram Stop is Right’ to discover how accessible Melbourne’s tram network really is.
Inspired by TV game show, The Price is Right, participants will spin a wheel to discover if the tram stop at the start and end of their journey is accessible, if the tram running on the line is accessible and when they will be able to get to their destination (or if they can get there at all!).
After the petition presentation, public transport users with wheelchairs and mobility issues will Tram Cram a regular tram along Bourke Street to highlight the accessibility issues with Melbourne’s public transport and trams.