Disabled Leo Maitland is forced to use a mobility scooter to get around Aylesbury and says the pavements are as ‘uneven as a ploughed field’.
The 79 year old, who has emphysema and lives in Dunshan Lane, said: “The council must do something about the pavements as they are just awash with potholes. I really do feel that something must be done before someone has a serious accident.
“It feels like you are driving over a ploughed field sometimes, it’s that bad.
“For me the worst roads are Elmhurst, the Tring Road and the Buckingham Road.
“It feels like we are paying our council tax and getting nothing in return. The pavements are a danger to old people and wheelchair users and it is time the council acted and started repairing them before it is too late.”
Mr Maitland is hoping to raise awareness about the plight faced by wheelchair and mobility scooter users, and as part of his efforts he invited his councillor Raj Khan to join him on a tour around the town on a scooter.
The Lib Dem said the experience was an eye-opener and called upon Bucks County Council to act.
He said: “It is not until you actually experience what it is like to drive on the pavements in a scooter that you realise how bad it is for disabled people.
“I am appalled at the state of the pavements, particularly around Elmhurst.
“I urge the council to act and find the money to improve the pavements before it is too late.”
Transport for Buckinghamshire said in a statement:
“We have significantly invested in resurfacing roads, however the budget for pavements is much smaller.
“The current budget only allows for one pavement per Local Area Forum.
“For Greater Aylesbury, we have chosen Limes Avenue.
“With regards to the concerns on Dunsham Lane pavements, the Local Area Technician for this area will make contact with Cllr Khan and arrange to inspect the area and feedback the findings to the appropriate team.