Winter Sidewalks Blocked Feb 18 2015 CTV NEWS

Below you well see the traumatic, dangerous and very painful experience of trying to get to the grocery store in my power wheelchair.

Below  is a series of wheelchair cam videos and the  birds eye view videos are going to be at

https://aroundhalifaxnovascotia.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/robie-st-flooded-due-to-poor-job-by-contractors/

of the dreadful situation in Halifax Nova Scotia due to the city handing over the maintenance of snow clearing over to private contractors.

Dangerous Winter Wheelchair Trip to grocery store Jan 16 2015 

See video at link

Wheelchair video shows challenges faced on Halifax’s snow-caked sidewalks from a new perspective, that they really understand.

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/wheelchair-video-shows-challenges-faced-on-halifax-s-snow-caked-sidewalks-1.2244519

CTV Atlantic
Published Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:43PM AST
Last Updated Friday, February 20, 2015 8:01AM AST

The influx of winter storms over the past few weeks has made many Maritime sidewalks difficult to navigate. A wheelchair user in Halifax is now documenting the obstacles he faces while trying to get around city sidewalks.

Daniel Towsey wants to show others what it is like to navigate snow and ice-covered sidewalks.

Towsey attached a videocamera to his motorized wheelchair. The video footage shows barricades of snow, slippery conditions, and limited access to some sidewalks, forcing those with mobility issues onto the road.
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The city says the weather is making for challenging conditions.

“Crews have been working around the clock to ensure that we have streets and roads that people can get through, that are treated with a mixture of salt and sand,” says Tiffany Chase of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

While city crews continue to clear sidewalks, Kevin Lamarque, a board member of the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Nova Scotia, says sidewalk conditions in Nova Scotia are among the worst he’s ever seen.

“This is worse than Ottawa and I thought Montreal and Ottawa was the worst,” says Lamarque.

Lamarque says he didn’t venture outside for four days because of conditions.

Despite the challenges, he’s not blaming the city.

“I really do feel the city is doing the best they can under very, very trying circumstances and we all have to be patient and work together,” says Lamarque.

It’s still a long road until spring and Towsey feels it’s not until people see thing

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Amanda Debison

Icy and uneven sidewalks can pose a great obstacle to people using wheelchairs, as one video from a wheelchair-mounted camera shows.

Comments

Gerry Wilbon
I know what I go through as a sure footed strong two legged walker. I have been saying for weeks that I can not imagine what anyone without two good working legs and no impediments is doing to get around the sidewalks in this city. It’s a shame that the bar is set to a standard for only the most healthy and agile.
NorthernThunder
As a person who is also in a wheelchair because of a disability, I am quite pleased that this story is being told. I live in northern Ontario and I face this problem every day in winter. What needs to be done is the companies that make power wheelchairs need to make them capable of driving through snow. It takes just a couple of inches for them to get stuck and that is not acceptable.

Daniel Towsey wants to show others what it is like to navigate snow and ice-covered sidewalks.

Towsey attached a videocamera to his motorized wheelchair. The video footage shows barricades of snow, slippery conditions, and limited access to some sidewalks, forcing those with mobility issues onto the road.

“Even with this chair that’s made for rough terrain, I still can’t get around the sidewalks because they’re caked with ice and snow,” says Towsey. “My wheelchair got some damage because of it.”

The city says the weather is making for challenging conditions.

“Crews have been working around the clock to ensure that we have streets and roads that people can get through, that are treated with a mixture of salt and sand,” says Tiffany Chase of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

While city crews continue to clear sidewalks, Kevin Lamarque, a board member of the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Nova Scotia, says sidewalk conditions in Nova Scotia are among the worst he’s ever seen.

“This is worse than Ottawa and I thought Montreal and Ottawa was the worst,” says Lamarque.

Lamarque says he didn’t venture outside for four days because of conditions.

Despite the challenges, he’s not blaming the city.

“I really do feel the city is doing the best they can under very, very trying circumstances and we all have to be patient and work together,” says Lamarque.

It’s still a long road until spring and Towsey feels it’s not until people see things from a new perspective, that they really understand.

Link to Youtube page for Wheelchair Cam Videos; Winter Sidewalks Blocked Feb 18 2015 CTV NEWS Global NEWS

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVrhP23YiJ4qpJSQFejWj2DR9CyWdVJR8

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