Downtown isn’t wheelchair friendly

I do not agree Nanaimo’s downtown welcomes all. It does not welcome disabled people in wheelchairs.

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