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"Wheeling" includes various mobility aids, like wheelchairs and scooters. These aids help people with limited mobility move around. They are popular across age groups. However, good infrastructure is essential. It ensures safety and easy movement.

We're striving to remove access barriers. If you spot any, please email us for an assessment.

Wheeling includes:

  • Wheeled mobilities such as manual self or assistant-propelled wheelchairs.
  • Wheelchairs with power attachments or all-terrain attachments (such as the “Freewheel”).
  • Powered wheelchairs.
  • Mobility scooters (three and four-wheeled). 
  • Rollators and walkers.
  • Pushchairs and prams.
  • Scooters, roller skates and skateboards used for transportation.
  • Cycles used to move (at a pedestrian’s pace) through pedestrianised environments. This is when the user is not physically able to walk or push their cycle.
  • Cycles used as a walking aid, by leaning on it. May not use crutches but need to lean to walk, due to pain etc. – they can dismount but cannot park their cycle.
  • E-scooters (with or without a seat) for mobility. Used to wheel/scoot through pedestrianised environment if they cannot walk unaided.
  • Cycles are often adapted to make them more accessible. Visit our accessible cycling page to find out more.

Individuals wheeling may use walking or cycling infrastructure. This will be dependent on their speed of travel and their accessibility. The rules for where you can use mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs are set out on the GOV.UK website.

Where to buy and hire mobility aids in the County