November 24 is Accessible Parking Awareness Day and the City of Charlottetown is using it as an opportunity to remind the public of the importance of ensuring accessible parking spaces are left open for those who are legally entitled to use them.
"We remind all Islanders that designated parking spaces are not a privilege, they are a necessity for persons with disabilities," said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City’s Civic Board for Persons with Disabilities. "We ask everyone to respect the importance of these spots and don’t use them if you’re not permitted to do so. We also encourage businesses with private parking lots to be vigilant and ensure the designated accessible parking spots are not abused by people without a permit."
Parking permits are provided to those unable to walk more than 75 metres without serious difficulty or danger to their safety or health. The Designated Parking Permit Program on PEI serves approximately 6,700 Islanders with mobility impairment and provides easier access to buildings such as stores and offices. The program is managed by the PEI Council of People with Disabilities.
On November 24 – and every day – please help the City remove barriers for persons with disabilities and respect the designated parking spaces and those entitled to use them.
City of Charlottetown