Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wheelchair Challange

A few years ago our little town went through months of rehabilitation. The state planning commission at some level dropped a new downtown plan right smack on top of us. It was in theory designed to improve our main downtown thoroughfare and fix the storm drainage at the same time.

Like all plans, there were details that lost their focus. One thing that most "civilized" countries actively pursue is to improve access for disabled people. I guess we are considered semi-civilized here and part of our plan included wheelchair ramp access to the downtown sidewalks. Very considerate. I think in a future phase the width of the sidewalks and placement of light poles will also be considered.