4.4 C
Fort St. John
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.

Accessible parking crusade a hit in Fort St. John

Photo: The accessible parking placard campaign has been a huge success in Fort St. John – file photo.

A local accessibility activist says an awareness campaign held in December has "taken on a life of its own."

Lori Slater says it all started when the City proclaimed December as Accessible Parking Awareness Month.

Then, the Mayors Disability Advisory Committee designed placard cards that read, "If you don’t want to be in my place, please don’t park in my space." The cards are meant to be placed on windshields of vehicles illegally parked in accessible parking areas.

Slater says the placards are bringing awareness to Fort St. John residents. She says one lady even vowed to stop illegally parking in front of the local Post Office on 101st Avenue.

[asset|aid=2367|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5d5fc975ffd11fd5f88a5fecf969d45a-Lori Slater 2_2_Pub.mp3]

Slater adds the placards have inspired some community members to adapt a ‘people policing people’ crusade.

Although Slater says she’s astounded by the campaign’s success, she says she wishes the plan was implemented earlier.

[asset|aid=2368|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5d5fc975ffd11fd5f88a5fecf969d45a-Lori Slater 1_2_Pub.mp3]

Anyone interested in obtaining a placard can call Lori Slater at 250-787-1912.


Warning: array_merge(): Argument #2 is not an array in /home/energet6/public_html/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-custom-html.php on line 127

Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in /home/energet6/public_html/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-custom-html.php on line 134

Local Events

Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre


Jokes N Tokes Comedy Tour


Must Read

Trans Mountain Hearing

CALGARY, A.B. - A rooftop smudging ceremony where herbs were burned and prayers said served as a proxy for swearing in as the oral traditional...

City hosts Festival Design workshop