In Taunton, we want to welcome you to the city where accessibility meets adventure, a place that enhances the freedom of mobility scooters to make every day out an inclusive and enjoyable experience. In this busy town, there are numerous exciting attractions to visit, offering individuals with all abilities the chance to discover, engage and appreciate the vibrant atmosphere that Taunton has to offer.
As we begin this journey, we will examine the heart of Taunton’s accessibility revolution, exploring the most visited attractions and tips for an enjoyable and inclusive day out, uncovering the cultural and natural elements of Taunton.
How Accessibility Has Been Enhanced
In recent years, Taunton has seemed to undergo many remarkable transformations, making accessibility a priority, and enabling it to enhance the overall experience for individuals with mobility challenges. The city’s commitment and determination to inclusivity have resulted in several key improvements, presenting a dedication to creating an inviting environment for all residents and visitors. Here are some transformations that have enhanced accessibility in Taunton:
Mobility Scooter-Friendly Infrastructure
Taunton has committed and invested in creating and maintaining sidewalks, pathways, and public spaces that help to provide a smooth and safe journey for individuals with mobility scooters. Ramps, smooth surfaces and curb cuts have become essential elements in the urban landscape.
Public Transportation Accessibility
Public transportation systems have been adjusted and adapted to become more accessible and comfortable, ensuring that individuals with mobility scoots can easily navigate public transportation. This also includes accessible boarding platforms and larger areas designated for mobility scooter users.
Collaboration With Businesses
Most local businesses have collaborated and joined the movement towards an accessible environment by making their premises scooter-friendly. This involves ensuring that entrances are wheelchair and scooter accessible and that the interior is crafted to accommodate individuals with mobility requirements e.g. ramps, lifts etc.
Accessible Events & Activities
Taunton has gone above and beyond to ensure that public events and community activities are accessible to everyone. From festivals to outdoor markets, many event organisers now prioritise inclusive design, providing accessible pathways and viewing areas for mobility scooter users.
Here in Taunton, accessible parking has been implemented, strategically throughout the city, making it convenient and engaging for individuals using mobility scooters to access restaurants, shops and other services.
Exploring Tauntons Landmarks
Join us on a journey through Taunton’s historic and magnificent culture as we explore some of its most iconic landmarks. In this accessible adventure, we will discover how the city’s commitment to accessibility involves everyone.
Pass through time as you explore the amazing Taunton Castle, where you can enjoy a day of fresh air and the history of the city’s medieval past. There are accessible pathways situated to and from the castle, ensuring that the history comes alive for all visitors.
Explore the scenic Vivary Park, a beautiful area surrounded by nature, where accessible trails lead to blooming gardens and peaceful ponds. This inclusive area welcomes mobility scooter users to get involved in the beauty of nature.
St. Mary Magdalene Church
Take a look at the historic St. Mary Magdalene Church, an architectural wonder that stands as a testament to Taunton’s heritage. With accessible entrances such as ramps, the church opens its doors to all, inviting discovery of its timeless beauty.
Hestercombe Gardens presents a seamless blend of art and nature. With accessibility in mind, the garden offers a smooth pathway for mobility scooters, making sure that every visitor can immerse themselves in the beauty of the landscaped lakes, grounds and historical buildings.