Recently, I was running a few errands and had to drop something off at a local government office - one which works specifically with clients who have physical disabilities. To my surprise when I arrived I noticed that their accessible parking spaces had not been properly cleared resulting in them being covered in ice. Not a good mix for anyone walking with a disability to be able to use these spaces safely. At first, I still decided to park their but as I tried to exit my car and my foot slipped I had no other choice but to retreat to my vehicle in order to avoid any possibility of suffering a nasty slip and fall. This is when I made the decision to move my vehicle to a safer place which meant parking my vehicle partially on the plazas walkway - the only place that had been properly maintained along with being fully salted. (As seen in the picture below)
The main thing that really frustrates me about this whole situation is that this could have been avoided if this plaza made an effort to properly maintain their accessible parking spaces as well. In the end when it comes to winter property maintenance everyone must start taking into consideration the needs of everyone including those of us living with physical disabilities.
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