High curbs and debris causing concern in Rimbey

High curbs and excessive debris are presenting problems for Rimbey residents who rely on wheelchairs or scooters as their mode

  • Oct. 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Treena Mielke

Black Press

High curbs and excessive debris are presenting problems for Rimbey residents who rely on wheelchairs or scooters as their mode of transportation.

Rimbey resident Jan Boyarzin spoke to council at its Wed., Oct. 15 meeting regarding the lack of access in town for disabled persons.

She said several curbs in town are too high for wheelchairs, walkers and scooters to gain access to and debris in some areas makes it difficult to get traction.

Areas which are of the most concern, Boyarzin said, are the curb on 50th Ave. directly south of the long-term care entrance and the northwest curb on 45th Ave. and 51st Street.

“The alleyway north of Legacy Ford and south of the Parkland Motel is completely gravel and we have been stuck several times after going on the walking path,” she told council.

“Given the significant number of seniors who reside in Rimbey, can town council look at some of these poor curbs and see what can be done to make Rimbey safer for those with mobility issues?” she asked.

On a more positive note, Boyarzin pointed out residents are lucky to have a great walking trail in Rimbey.

“It is nice to get out and enjoy a bit of nature, and we appreciate that the path of the trail continues over to the community centre, past the courthouse, and up to the Rimbey Hospital. The spacious width plus the fact it is paved, make it a pleasant outing for people of all ages.”

After the meeting, Rimbey CAO Lucien Cloutier said he will talk to Alberta Transportation to determine which areas of concern are in their jurisdiction. The remaining areas, which are in the town’s jurisdiction, will be reviewed and appropriate action taken, he said.

 

 

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