Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Parking Woes Reversed

A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available non-disabled spaces to make a point to able body motorists what it is like to have their parking places unavailable to them.

On every wheelchair various notes were left like "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I'm get something here", etc.

The above quote was from the original post. While I would love to see a less aggressive campaign, we all know it doesn't work and I commend the bravery of those who helped make this happen. One of the top-rated comments on the post on Facebook identify the fact that many people with disabilities do not use wheelchairs. Fair enough. But I think this would be the easiest way to get the point across. Maybe a cane or a walker or a crutch or other assistive mobility device would have also helped to make the point.

Regardless, I hope that a few people realized how critical the spots can be to us, even when you are just running in to grab a coffee.

Thanks for the tip, Desiree!

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