In her letter: Through the doors in Thursdays Citizen, Donna Davis points out that the proposed StopGap ramp program will not solve all the accessibility issues faced by wheelchair-bound people in our city. She is absolutely correct. The StopGap program, as the name implies, will provide a temporary aid for people with mobility issues at some businesses. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a permanent solution.
Clearly, better-planned, electrically-operated entrances should be in place at many Prince George premises. Where this is not the case, may I suggest a letter of complaint to the building management.
As for the sidewalks along Winnipeg Street, may I suggest a letter to the citys Advisory Committee on Accessibility (c/o city hall).
Lets not silently stew about these issues, but bring them up, over and over if necessary.
As well, the Handy Circle Resources Society would love to hear from Ms. Davis so it can continue to advocate for better accessibility solutions in all types of local buildings. The telephone number is (250) 563-1852