How to make your city kids friendly: stories of moms who could
How to make the urban environment more comfortable for life with a child with your own hands? Young mothers Anna Vuks and Olga Mirzalo have found a way to do this, and now share their experiences with UaUa.info.
Our cities are poorly adapted for parents with babies. But you really feel it only when you become a parent yourself. Until now, hassle-free places and routes are overgrown with obstacles when you are a baby in a stroller.
Public transport, cluttered sidewalks, stairs without ramps mdash; the city as if tells us: Have you given birth? Sit at home. I’ll see you about three years later.
We hold meetings for moms every two weeks. On mass events in the open air, too, you need permission from three instances.
Or here is a project that was just decided a few days ago. In our children's polyclinic there are no ramps. To get with a baby on ultrasound or a cardiologist, the stroller must either be left on the street, where it does not even have to be fastened to anything, or by hand to drag it to the desired floor.
We found investors who agreed to invest in these ramps. But it took a long time to settle the permissive moments. So without a lawyer it would be very difficult.
Whatever one may say, all the structures with which we have to interact are subject to the city authorities. In any case, they will wait for the mayor's order. Therefore, I do not make unnecessary movements. If there is a problem mdash; I immediately go to the mayor and say: we have such proposals, please help.
The mayor eagerly goes to meet, especially if all the actions we take on ourselves, and only support is required from him.
With private business is more difficult. In the offices and stores ramps if there is, then they can not be used. Then there is no railing, then a descent at an angle of 45 degrees, then the wall rests.