If you’re reading this the likelihood is that you, like us, know that using public transport can be a daunting prospect – especially for people with accessibility requirements.
Up-to-date and trustworthy information can be hard to find when planning journeys. Too often, when arriving at railway stations, bus depots or taxi ranks we find they may not be at all like how they have been described.
We want to change all that. By offering a platform for the community to voice their opinions and experiences – we are confident that those hoping to get from A to B will be able to come to D-trekkers before making their journey which will then be as efficient, economical and environmentally conscientious as possible.
We have a small team dedicated to working on D-trekkers full time, but the site is really owned by you. You add the content, you leave the comments and soon you'll be able to create the pages. If there’s something you don’t like or disagree with, edit it or flag it for deletion/discussion. If there is something more general about the site you think should be changed, contact us.
Valerie Richards has lived with a disability since she was a teenager. In recent years she has become dependent on a wheelchair.
Valerie has worked for 15 years developing and supporting the Community Transport project in the Brighton and Hove area, in both a management and a director’s role and is presently the Chair of this organisation.
Valerie works with the Brighton and Hove taxi trade developing and promoting taxi vouchers for people with mobility problems who are entitled to apply for a bus pass, but who are often unable to use buses. She also works as an independent consultant, providing Disability Awareness Training for service providers, including areas of transportation.
Valerie’s nephew, Luke Richards, is a freelance writer, researcher and consultant living in Falmouth, Cornwall.
His background is in online marketing and search engine optimisation, but today he writes about a range of digital topics including mobile technology, social media and internet trends.