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Committee to host public meeting on residential accessible parking options

February 1, 2016 -

Kingston residents are invited to a public meeting to offer input on options for accessible parking in residential neighbourhoods on Thursday, Feb. 4. It is being hosted by the municipal accessibility advisory committee in the INVISTA Centre, Room A/B, 1350 Gardiners Road, starting at 1 p.m.

"More and more residents are facing accessibility-related challenges and require support in order to remain in their homes. Some residents with disabilities have great difficulty accommodating access buses or taxis, and face great difficulty parking near their homes," says Julie Salter-Keane, manager, community projects.

Come offer input on options for residential accessible parking spaces and single front-yard parking pads.

Those wishing to speak are asked to register at the welcome table before the start of the meeting. Speakers will be chosen in random order. Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to make his/her presentation. If you are not able to attend in person, written submissions can sent to Heather Woodland, Committee Clerk at hwoodland@cityofkingston.ca.

The agenda and other materials are posted on the meeting's Feb. 4 listing on the City's calendar at www.CityofKingston.ca/calendar.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Richelle Morgan at 613-546-4291, ext. 1229 or the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.