In the Toronto Star this past week I read an article about Access for the Disabled. The article is basically damning regarding Toronto and Montreal.
I love the Transilean system that serves Paris and the Ilê de France, but the one thing I noticed in 2014 was that far too many of the Paris Metro stations are Inaccessible for the pohysically handicaped.
If you want to know whether your city is accessible or not – or at least, if you want to rate your own city – here’s an easy way to do it:
Load two cartons of books into a Bundle-Buggy and trail that behind you for twenty-four hours.
And by twenty-four hours, I mean the full 24 of them, in one block.
Make it a weekday.
Take your bundle-buggy into the office; take it to the meeting; take it every time (not just the first time) you go to the washroom. Take it with you when you go outside for a smoke, or for a coffee. Take it to lunch. Take it to the library. Take it to Scottish Country Dancing and take it to the local ward meeting where they will discuss the new high-rise building.
And remember: by twenty-four hours, I mean the full 24 of them, in one block.