Coney Island: Install Wheelchair ramps at all  parking to boardwalk.
  • Petitioned City Of New York Park & Recreations / Veronica M. White (Commissioner)

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Coney Island: Install Wheelchair ramps at all parking to boardwalk.

    1. Christine Arnemann
    2. Petition by

      Christine Arnemann

      Astoria, NY

The other day I saw the frustration of a handicapped man in a motorized wheelchair. He rode to the bottom of the walking ramp, and was so upset that there was no wheelchair ramp for him to access the parking lots. It was pure curb. The man was afraid to "jump" off the curb and break his chair.
A wheelchair ramp is an inclined plane installed in addition to or instead of stairs. Ramps permit wheelchair users, as well as people pushing strollers, carts, or other wheeled objects, to more easily access a building or parking lot.
As quoted on the NYC Parks & Recreation web page:
The Parks Department's goal is to go beyond mere compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide access, as well as increased opportunities for recreation and participation, by improving Parks processes and through strategic partnerships. Parks is currently hard at work on an agency-wide transition plan to make all aspects of the Parks Department more accessible and has put together an ADA Committee to offer guidance on accessibility issues throughout in City parks.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. ACCESS FOR ALL...EVERYWHERE!

      Christine Arnemann
      Petition Organizer

      I have been told there are access areas.The area we were in was at a $10.00 parking lot, the ramp was installed though by NYC. Some people prefer to just pay to park close by to avoid searching for a parking spot. I advised that they should be all all points of entrance/exit...period.

    3. Reached 200 signatures

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    • Madeline Courtney SEA CLIFF, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Everyone should have access

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    • Frances Rodriguez MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone, I mean everyone, should have access to the simple pleasure that life has to offer. What if this was you? If we now have parks with swings for handicapped children, surely ramp access cant be impossible. Just do it, money well spent.

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    • Constantine Kostianis NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because everything else in NYC is ADA accessible, why not Coney Island. Besides, Bloomberg is always trying to make people's lives healthier, don't people with disabilities count? Shouldn't they have access to Coney Island?

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    • Jeanette Calabrese BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      My son is permanently in a wheelchair

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    • Jody Cosentino SYRACUSE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I feel that everyone should have easy way of getting places without the hassle.

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