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Why park equipment in handicapped stalls at Newport Village?

The letter writer asks why equipment parked at Newport Village in Port Moody is left in handicapped parking stalls. - Submitted photo
The letter writer asks why equipment parked at Newport Village in Port Moody is left in handicapped parking stalls.
— image credit: Submitted photo

The Editor,

In the past few years, I have noticed that whenever Port Moody’s Newport Village has need of a storage space to place either cherry picker-type equipment (such as that shown in the photo accompanying this letter) or excess snow during heavy snow falls, or a construction bin during a renovation, handicapped parking spaces, such as this one directly in front of the Royal Bank, are used.

When property management and corporate leadership fails to respect the use and need for handicapped parking, is it any wonder that many others follow suit?

With an entire parking lot of spaces available to store this equipment overnight, why use the one handicapped spot adjacent to the bank that many seniors and others in our community rely on for access?

Wilhelmina Martin, Port Moody

 

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