From Iceland — Disabled Access Lacking On Hverfisgata

Disabled Access Lacking On Hverfisgata

Published February 28, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photo by

Disabled access is seriously lacking on the newly renovated Hverfisgata, reports Vísir.

“[Disabled Access] is, to some extent, lacking, I won’t deny that,” said Ámundi Brynjólfsson, office manager at the Environmental and Planning Department of the City of Reykjavik. “The conditions here are quite challenging. If homeowners want us to improve disabled access [on Hverfisgata] then that will be done but disabled access to buildings is the responsibility of homeowners themselves. The City is however prepared to work with homeowners and landlords who wish to improve their disabled access, so long as it does not affect the quality of the sidewalk.”

Ámundi added that disabled access was not overlooked when the renovation of Hverfisgata was planned and that the city will take the criticism to heart. As construction is not finished Ámundi said the City still have an opportunity to address the issue.

Further Reading

Hverfisgata Renovation Nearly Complete

Hverfisgata Renovation Begins; Not Everyone Thrilled

Support The Reykjavík Grapevine!
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!

Show Me More!