Even if every Calgarian shoveled their sidewalk as instructed (which they don't), @yyctransport and @cityofcalgary will always make it impossible to access safe passage anyway. Serious question: Are snow crews instructed to block crosswalks?
So let me get his straight: One @cityofcalgary department spends thousands installing ramps that make it easier for those who are blind or have limited vision to navigate their communities.
Another @cityofcalgary department covers them up.
And for you who think "But it costs money!?" Here's what's about to happen: I'm going to report these on the app. Which costs the city money. Then they are going to send a crew out, which costs the city money. Then they have to close the file. Which...you see where I'm going?
And then, spoiler alert: it's going to snow tonight and re-starts the whole cycle again. So where do we get the money? We already have it. We're just wasting it by not clearing snow properly in the first place.
I’m going out on a limb & generalizing, but I feel like those who create & execute the snow clearing strategy are all people without a disability. It clearly demonstrates the inability to empathize with ALL tax paying citizens.
The hype is fantastic but the reality less so. Such challenges make it difficult for those using a walker, cane or wheelchair. @Ward4Ward1@doniveson@Cartmell_Ward9 Roads and side walks need to be cleaned. Folks with disabilities are already challenged. @CityofEdmonton
It’s scary because it melts then freezes over night. So now people are falling from all the ice on the sidewalks. So many issues could be solved if the snow wasn’t just pushed around and instead actually removed.