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Is this the world's most absurd chair ramp


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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

  • West Dunbartonshire Council spent £40,000 building a 10-level ramp to allow seven-year-old Katie Lally to get home
  • Katie suffers from bulbar palsy - caused by complications after being born prematurely and is confined to a wheelchair
  • But council placed Katie and her family in a property that could only be accessed by climbing three flights of stairs
  • After two years of campaigning, the council finally agreed to build huge steel ramp in the Lally family's front garden
  • But nobody expected it to be split over 10 levels and to be so large that it has taken over almost the entire garden
  • Local youths now use ramp to skateboard but the council claim health and safety rules prevent them installing a gate
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:47 PM

Well the only upside I can see on this is that the daily excersise for the girl will be done by the time she gets home. apart from that its ridicoulus lol. why not just a straight ramp or one or 2 bends to go against the height difference?


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:09 PM

Wouldn't an elevator have been more practical?.. And less expensive...


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:21 PM

Moving them to a more practical house would have been too easy, This way they waste time and money, British councils seem to excel at that.
I'm sure it's done a lot for the little girls confidence too, Drawing attention to her disability like that.  And I'm sure the whole family enjoys the skateboarders, Who wouldn't want a bunch of noisy kids outside their house day after day after day?


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:17 AM

The family could get a couple 2x4s and some plywood and quickly make a few temporary ramps they could put over the existing steps on that walkway.

This is all just ridiculous.

Embrace the impossible.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:10 AM

View PostTaun, on 13 February 2014 - 07:09 PM, said:

Wouldn't an elevator have been more practical?.. And less expensive...

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

Dig out steps to back /side door into a gentle slope....then one of these...ten grand tops.But you can't expect public officials to think like that.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

View Postzebra99, on 14 February 2014 - 08:43 AM, said:

Dig out steps to back /side door into a gentle slope....then one of these...ten grand tops.But you can't expect public officials to think like that.

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That's exactly what I was thinking about...


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

Stupid is as stupid does....and for some reason it's always the taxpaying citizens who suffer.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

What were they thinking?

Wait..


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:17 PM

Nothing against skateboarding, but when it's done on your front doorstep, you might go a bit mental.  All they did was build a skate ramp in their front garden.  Nuts.  I see at least 5 ways or more this could have been done differently.  Ever heard that the quickest point between 2 spaces is a straight line?  Not a freaking skate park.  Sheesh.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:59 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 February 2014 - 07:09 PM, said:

Wouldn't an elevator have been more practical?.. And less expensive...

Common sense is a rare trait.

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