Streets and Pavements
About this section
Nearly every journey we make involves walking, wheeling or cycling using the streets and pavements. Poor or a lack of provision as well as obstacles on our streets and pavements make these everyday journeys difficult or impossible for disabled people. This section sets out who is reponsible for our streets and pavements and what can be done to make journeys easier.
The Government Department responsible for most of our streets and pavements is the Department for Infrastructure (DfI). DfI is also responsible for improving the provision for cyclists.
Department for Communities
Department for Communities in partnership with local councils are responsible for taking forward “public realm” improvements to our town and city centres. This where the existing footpaths and street furniture are replaced usually with natural stone.
There are other agencies that can be responsible for some streets and pavements. These agencies include public bodies such as the Housing Executive as well as private landowners.