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PARKING: Where’s compassion in Lakewood for disabled drivers?

Letter by William Hanko, Lakewood on May 20, 2013 at 10:57 am | No Comments »
May 20, 2013 10:59 am

It is hard to imagine the mindset of some business owners in our community. Finding a parking spot for the disabled is often difficult due to limited space (and cheaters). In Lakewood it is quite apparent due to the large retired military component over and above the normal population. But disdain for the law which requires businesses to provide such spaces is evident in some locations.

Have you found the space at the 7-Eleven on 100th Street (near Lowe’s) or the Asian market on Bridgeport (behind KFC)? They are located as far from the entrance as is possible in their lot. Is this the intent for which the ordinance was passed?

It is not clear if it is legal or not, however this inane form of compassion should be recognized by all disabled individuals and maybe they should find a way to return the favor. Personally, I will never patronize an enterprise using this practice.

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