You can move around with your keyboard
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
Press space again to adjust the location
Back to all reports

No wheelchair access on pavement

Reported via desktop in the Obstructions on pavements and roads category anonymously at 15:42, Wednesday 6 July 2022

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 3655476.

There is an adverse camber on the pedestrian footpath at the junction between Old Forge Way and Rectory Lane in Sidcup, circled in Photo 1, on the left-hand side viewing Rectory Lane from Old Forge Way. This camber tends to tip pedestrians using wheelchairs into the highway. The footpath at this point further is obstructed by uneven kerbstones. It is not possible to cross the Rectory Lane onto the broader footpath because the view to the left is obstructed by a fence (Photo 1) and the view to the right is obstructed by foliage in front gardens on the far side of Rectory Lane (Photo 2). Motor vehicles pass this junction at relatively high speeds. It is not possible for wheelchair users to safely use this footpath, and for many wheelchair users to make a long detour to the right on Rectory Lane is search of a safe place to cross.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • This case is currently being investigated.

    Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 10:33, Thursday 7 July 2022

  • The reported issue requires further evidence or investigation, and as such will be monitored by our Highways Technicians.

    A re-inspection has been scheduled for a future date, which will determine if any action will be undertaken.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 17:07, Tuesday 12 July 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:26, Wednesday 3 August 2022

Provide an update

Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

The London Borough of Bexley and its Contractors will never ask for your personal information through the FixMyStreet messaging system. Therefore, if asked for personal information, please do not respond. Instead, inform the Council immediately by calling 020 8030 7777 to investigate.

Next: Tell us about you

or No personal details will be stored, and you will not receive updates about this report.

Your update

Tell us about you

Do you have a FixMyStreet password?