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Accessible Parking awareness campaign

Mayor Diane Therrien has proclaimed Monday, December 3, 2018 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This special day promotes awareness about disability issues and draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an Accessible Parking awareness campaign kicks off Monday to raise awareness about the importance of leaving designated accessible parking spaces for people who are permitted to use them. “It is important to remember that accessible parking spaces are used by people with varying forms of disabilities, both visible and invisible” remarked Councillor Keith Riel, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee. ”Accessible parking is the first step of independent transportation for many people with various disabilities, so we need to make sure spots are
available for them.”

This campaign is a partnership between Peterborough Police Service and the City of Peterborough. Parking enforcement officers issue tickets for illegally parking in accessible parking spaces, with 275 infractions issued so far in 2018. Officers will be extra diligent this week to focus on accessible parking for travellers with disabilities to ensure access during the
busy holiday season.