Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan
The City of Lethbridge is committed to ensuring that public facilities in the city are accessible for all residents regardless of age or ability. Our Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan provides direction to ensure that new building developments, redevelopments, and planning initiatives are created with accessibility in mind.
The Master Plan also aims to optimize our current physical infrastructure to create equal access to programs and services for all our residents, including those with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.
The Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan has identified and resulted in the following accessibility improvements in our infrastructure and programs:
- Added a barrier-free component in Bark Park and adding similar components to future park designs
- Added mobility as a consideration for all City capital grants
- Added site design guidelines to the Zoning and Land Use Bylaw to address pedestrian accessibility
- Identified "missing link" gaps in pathways and sidewalks, which are being filled in each year
- Improved accessibility of pathways in Nicholas Sheran Park and Redwood Park
- Improved pedestrian push buttons
- Improved roadway lighting for pedestrian crossings
- Improved sidewalk ramps and joints
- Increased the length of public benches to accommodate mobility devices
- Increased the number of accessible bus stops
- Made picnic areas in Indian Battle Park more accessible using textured, coloured concrete surfaces and wheelchair accessible tables and fire pits
- Replaced transit buses with low floor, kneeling accessible buses