City staff have added further upgrades to Ginter’s Park to make it more accessible.
After Ginter’s trail was paved in the spring, Spinal Cord Injury B.C. had a few more suggestions.
Mainly, SCIBC told the city that gates through the trail made it unpassable for people using mobility devices.
The group gathered along the one kilometre of trail last week to mark the second launch, now that the city has opened gates and installed bollards, and made improvements to the parking area to enhance the accessibility.
The city and SCIBC have added 10 municipal parks to Access North, a project that will
audit all parks along major corridors in northern B.C. to assess accessibility and to make information about accessible facilities available online. In July the province gave $215,000 and the Northern Development Initiative Trust committed $80,000 to the effort.
“The information from these audits will help the city to make decisions about enhancing the accessibility of city parks for all residents regardless of mobility,” said city spokesman Michael Kellett.
The city is also working on an age-friendly plan, Kellett added, a coordinated effort to make municipal services more inclusive.
Source: Prince George Citizen