WECIL Are Looking For People Who Would Like To Take Part In A Taxi Focus Group On Wednesday 7th October.

WECIL Taxi Focus Group 

Earlier this year we asked our community to take part in a survey about their experiences of travelling by Taxi. We found that one third of respondents had been refused travel by a Hackney Carriage or a Private Hire Taxi.

Our community members cited poor communication, lack of wheelchair accessibility and a reluctance from drivers to accept guide dogs as the main barriers to accessing Taxis in Bristol.

What are we going to do next?

We have organised an online meeting with the Bristol City Council Licensing department for members of the community to attend and share their experiences of travelling by Taxi. The meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th October at 17.30. The meeting is open to disabled people who would like to talk about their experiences of using Taxis in Bristol. There are a limited number of spaces and we will be operating on a first come, first serve basis.

You can find more details about the first group and book a space here https://wecil.co.uk/2020/09/16/taxi-focus-group-book-here/

Wheelchair users we need your help! Please complete this survey share your experiences of public transport.

Sam is a student at UWE and is collecting the experiences of wheelchair users using public transport as part of his dissertation.

Sam is also one of the young Disabled people collecting the oral histories of key activists in Bristol’s Disabled people’s movement, as part of our Forging Our Future project.

Here is the link to the survey and a few words from Sam describing the project:


Hi, If you are a wheelchair user living in the West of England region, I would be very grateful if could fill in my survey for my dissertation!

I am looking at both wheelchair users who frequently use public transport (before/after covid) and those that do not.

Please share and/or tag anyone who you think would be eligible!

I have triple tested this survey but if there are any issues, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you for your help, 

Sam Cornelius-Light