Parking Lot Owners Need To Maintain Accessible Space
January 21, 2004
LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN--Wednesday's La Cross Tribune ran a brief article explaining that accessible parking is vital for people to gain and keep their independence.
The article notes that one of the major concerns, however, is how such parking areas are marked.
"We have found that businesses aren't posting the proper signs, and they don't keep the signs clean or up to date," said Ron Neinast, president of the all-volunteer La Crosse Disabled Parking Enforcement Assistance Council. The group was organized nearly 15 years ago to advocate for parking spaces and curb cuts for people with disabilities.
"I've noticed a lot of faded signs in the area," said Neinast, who added that this makes it difficult for all drivers to know when a spot is properly designated.
"Handicapped-parking: A sign of Independence" (La Crosse Tribune)