I usually drive her to work every day since we live a pretty good distance from the nearest bus stop. But with her using 2 crutches I also need to get out of the car and assist her into the door way of the building, for work or any place she goes so she does not fall on the unkept sidewalks. If she would take the T, she would have the same problem,walking through downtown by herself. I have a daughter who has a Master's degree, she tries her best to not let anything hold her back(including her disability),works full-time and a part-time job, but getting around in the city is a major road block a lot of the times. Taking Ubers and Lyfts all the time can be very costly. Access, forget that , they are never on time for someone with a career or younger person on the go. It can be frustrating for her and myself as well, She doesn't drive at all. I know the city is putting in the ramps on all the corners which is awesome,maybe they can also use a different type of paint in the crosswalks, that paint is terrible when wet. you slip or wipe out, not sure if its a oil base or what ,but its horrible walking on it in the rain,or snow. Thanks for listening.
I agree with Heather, My daughter has Cerebral Palsy and uses 2 crutches to get around in the city. She cannot get a bus to work,especially in the winter for the fact she has to walk in the snow and ice for 2 - 3 blocks to just get to bus stop. They need to enforce the clearing of sidewalks IN and OUT of town when it snows. Why can't they have the little shuttle in town for the handicap and elderly to take to the bus stops since they took almost all the handicap parking spots out. Thanks for listening.