A wheelchair user says Waka Kotahi has failed to cater for the needs of the disabled community in its construction of a new $38 million bridge, Stuff reports. The 52-year-old lives just up the road from the new Ngā Hau Māngere walkway and cycleway, but is unable to get over the bridge due to the steep and long climb from Coronation Rd. Anyone in a non-electric wheelchair, like his, or a walking frame would find it a challenge, he said. “I just hope that if Waka Kotahi is doing something like this in the future, it talks with the Disabled Persons Assembly NZ during the design phase.”