To the Editor,
Re: What’s so great about downtown?, Looking Good Nanaimo, Sept. 24.
I do not agree Nanaimo’s downtown welcomes all. It does not welcome disabled people in wheelchairs.
As I drove around in my electric wheelchair in the Old City Quarter at a Thanksgiving event, I found most of the shops had steps or small doorways. I also tried to enter a deli and the door weighed a ton and inside was not accessible.
I travel around the U.K. and they are trying their hardest to accommodate us all.
In this day when everywhere is supposed to provide access for all equally I am quite upset at Nanaimo city council for not addressing this issue.
I guess Nanaimo does not want disabled tourists either, as they advertise friendly downtown Nanaimo, come one and all.
Marilyn Manleyvia e-mail