A shameful page from the city’s accessibility plan


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It took seven years, but now St. Thomas accessibility advocate Stan Taylor and other transit users can ride a city bus right to the Wal-Mart store instead of trekking several hundred yards across what, in winter, can be likened to a Siberian landscape.

Seven years and two appeals to the Ontario Human Rights Commission to get the city off its duff to route buses for the convenience of passengers and not department staff.

Taylor won his first appeal against property owners First Pro Shopping Centre in 2005, and late in 2006 the city agreed to implement stops adjacent to the shopping area and not out on the perimeter road.
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