Monday, March 10, 2014

132nd Ave. Recreational Roadway

I looks like the "improvements" that the District has so far made to 132nd Ave. between 232nd and 224th Streets are not making everyone happy. A gravel path, to be separated from the roadway by a fence, doesn't work for wheelchair users and road cyclists. Once the fence is in place, the narrower car lane makes it more dangerous for them. According to Engineering, once the gravel surface has been compacted, it should be fine.

See this article in The News of Feb. 28, 2014L:

Road shoulder for hooves not wheels

Maple Ridge sit skier Kevin Priebe just won two medals in the BC Winter Games, and now he’s going to take on district hall.
In building new paths along 132nd Avenue, the District of Maple Ridge has forgotten to plan for people in wheelchairs, says Priebe.
For three years he has been on the district’s municipal advisory committee on accessibility. He has both life experience and has been gaining formal expertise in municipal planning for wheelchair access. He also lives  on 132nd Avenue, near the intersection with 224th Street.

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