Keep park­ing ac­ces­si­ble

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Opinion -

Gen­er­ally, so far this win­ter, we’ve had clear roads and park­ing lots. But, as Cen­tral New York res­i­dents know all too well, this pat­tern can change at any time dur­ing the sea­son cre­at­ing dif­fi­cult or even haz­ardous sit­u­a­tions.

For a per­son who uses an ac­ces­si­ble ve­hi­cle, win­ter park­ing and ac­cess pose ex­tra chal­lenges. Here’s what I mean. If snow is plowed into an ac­ces­si­ble park­ing spot, some­one with a wheel­chair lift in their van does not have room to open their door, lower their ramp, nor ma­neu­ver out of their ve­hi­cle. Or, if some­one parks in an ac­ces­si­ble spot (even for a short time), it can mean the per­son who re­ally needs this space will not be able to con­duct their busi­ness.

ARISE hopes you’ll join us in 2019 en­sur­ing that peo­ple who need ac­ces­si­ble park­ing can al­ways find it – no mat­ter what the snow­fall is like! Ta­nia S. Anderson, ARISE


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