Council approves improvements to wheelchair accessibility and parking within City

Fort St. John City Council elected to move forward yesterday with recommendations made in a report by the Mayor’s Accessibility Advisory Committee that will aim to make transportation easier for those in wheelchairs, or needing easy access parking stalls. The report made recommendations for five improvements around Fort St. John.

The improvements prioritized for this construction year are a wheelchair letdown by the post office, a wheelchair letdown by the wellness centre, an accessible parking stall and wheelchair letdown at the social development and social innovation office, an accessible parking stall and wheelchair letdown at Pioneer Plaza, and an accessible parking stall and wheelchair letdown on 102 Street beside the Lido Theatre.

It’s noted in the report that the project at the wellness centre will have the accessible parking stall relocated to east of the current stall, and the existing wheelchair letdown will be rebuilt to current standards.

As part of the approved recommendation City staff have been authorized to work with B.C. Transit in providing a plan to Council for allowing transit and handyDART service for various City events.

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