The City of Lethbridge has established a Mobility / Accessibility Working Group. Their purpose is to champion community accessibility and coordinate the approach.
We are working to making the environment as easy to move through, understand, and use as possible for as many people as possible, whatever their physical or mental or cultural capacity to move, understand, or use things.
- identified "missing links" in pathways and sidewalks
- these gaps are being filled in each year
- Revisions to standards for pathways, benches
- Improved accessibility of pathways were completed in Nicholas Sheran Park and Redwood Park
- picnic areas in Indian Battle Park were made more accessible using textured, coloured concrete surfaces and wheelchair accessible picnic tables and fire pits
- length of bench pads increased to accommodate mobility devices
- Barrier Free component in Bark Park and future park designs
- Sidewalk Ramp and Joint Improvements
- Changes in pedestrian push buttons
- Improvements in roadway lighting for pedestrian crossings
- Increase in number of accessible bus stops
- Transit buses have been replaced with low floor, kneeling accessible buses
- Site design guidelines have been added to Land Use Bylaw to address general pedestrian accessibility
- Include mobility as a consideration for all City capital grants
- Continue to identify mobility / accessibility concerns and address them as budget and time permits
If you have any mobility or accessibility concerns or solutions, please let us know.
David Sarsfield, Deputy City Clerk
403 329 7329