Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan

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The City of Lethbridge is currently developing a Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan that will provide direction to new developments, redevelopments, and planning initiatives to ensure equal access within the physical environment is provided to all residents of the city regardless of their ability.


Vision Statement:

The City of Lethbridge is a place where people of all ages and abilities can participate in the community.

The Master Plan will guide the optimization of our physical infrastructure to allow for equal access to programs and services for ALL people, including those with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.


The City of Lethbridge is currently developing a Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan that will provide direction to new developments, redevelopments, and planning initiatives to ensure equal access within the physical environment is provided to all residents of the city regardless of their ability.


Vision Statement:

The City of Lethbridge is a place where people of all ages and abilities can participate in the community.

The Master Plan will guide the optimization of our physical infrastructure to allow for equal access to programs and services for ALL people, including those with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.


  • City trials new accessibility technology for the visually impaired

    about 1 month ago

    The City has formed a partnership with CNIB\Keys2Access on a one year trial project to assist the visually impaired navigate our traffic lights in the downtown area.

    To date we have 8 fobs that are being tested by residents but anyone can download the Keys2Access app on their smartphone for free.

    Google Store | Apple Store

    With Key2Access wireless technology, users do not even need to make it to pedestrian button on the pole: they can request to cross directly from their cellphone or from a small Key2Access fob.

    The technology has been installed at the following intersections:

    - 4...

    The City has formed a partnership with CNIB\Keys2Access on a one year trial project to assist the visually impaired navigate our traffic lights in the downtown area.

    To date we have 8 fobs that are being tested by residents but anyone can download the Keys2Access app on their smartphone for free.

    Google Store | Apple Store

    With Key2Access wireless technology, users do not even need to make it to pedestrian button on the pole: they can request to cross directly from their cellphone or from a small Key2Access fob.

    The technology has been installed at the following intersections:

    - 4 Avenue South and 7 Street South

    - 4 Avenue South and 8 Street South

    - 4 Avenue South and Stafford Drive South

    The technology actually triggers the traffic light audio and gives the user an audible signal of where they’re at and also lets the user know when they can walk across the street. It can also tell the user their location and which street or avenue they have triggered. A speaker will make a chirp sound, and a voice will give the person a crossing countdown.

    The cost of the pilot project is roughly $6,000.

    Keys2Access technology has been officially endorsed by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.


  • Draft Master Plan Nearing Completion

    about 2 months ago

    The Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan project team has been working on the draft document over the Summer and Fall. We are reviewing stakeholder comments to ensure we have captured all the feedback we received on this project.

    The draft recommendations and master plan document will be completed in the next few months. A summary of those findings will be posted here.

    Even though the document is nearing completion, we still want to hear from you! Please use the Let's Talk or Places tab on this page to inform us of any concerns you may have.

    The Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan project team has been working on the draft document over the Summer and Fall. We are reviewing stakeholder comments to ensure we have captured all the feedback we received on this project.

    The draft recommendations and master plan document will be completed in the next few months. A summary of those findings will be posted here.

    Even though the document is nearing completion, we still want to hear from you! Please use the Let's Talk or Places tab on this page to inform us of any concerns you may have.

  • Master Plan in Development

    11 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who provided us with feedback at the Community Forum on October 30 and the online discussion boards. We received a lot of great comments!

    Based on the feedback we received, we are starting to build the master plan document. The Let's Talk and Places pages on this site will still be open for comments but anything posted after January 2 may not be used to develop the final report. However, we are continually monitoring these pages and ALL comments will be forwarded to the appropriate city departments.

    As we continue with the master plan development, we...

    Thank you to everyone who provided us with feedback at the Community Forum on October 30 and the online discussion boards. We received a lot of great comments!

    Based on the feedback we received, we are starting to build the master plan document. The Let's Talk and Places pages on this site will still be open for comments but anything posted after January 2 may not be used to develop the final report. However, we are continually monitoring these pages and ALL comments will be forwarded to the appropriate city departments.

    As we continue with the master plan development, we will be seeking more input from our stakeholders. Drafts of the document will be posted to this site. There will also be another Community Forum in March. More details to come.

    Thank you again for your participation in this project!

  • We hear you and we're starting to make changes

    about 1 year ago
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    Since the Mobility/Accessibility Community Forum on October 30, we have been working with our consultants to compile your feedback.

    Although there are a number of factors that will influence certain changes to the physical environment, we are looking at some quick changes that will improve mobility and accessibility for all people, including those with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

    What we heard: the timing of the pedestrian light at 6 Avenue South and 7 Street South was not long enough. Those with mobility issues would often have trouble making it across in time, posing a danger to both the pedestrian...

    Since the Mobility/Accessibility Community Forum on October 30, we have been working with our consultants to compile your feedback.

    Although there are a number of factors that will influence certain changes to the physical environment, we are looking at some quick changes that will improve mobility and accessibility for all people, including those with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

    What we heard: the timing of the pedestrian light at 6 Avenue South and 7 Street South was not long enough. Those with mobility issues would often have trouble making it across in time, posing a danger to both the pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

    What we’ve changed: after evaluating the intersection and use of the pedestrian light, city staff were able to increase the crossing time to better accommodate pedestrians with mobility issues. This change was implemented at 6 Street South, 7 Street South and 8 Street South for consistency along 6 Avenue South.




  • Share your feedback until January 2, 2019

    about 1 year ago

    Thanks for joining us at the Mobility Accessibility Community Forum! We still want to hear from you. Please post your comments on the Discussion Forums or pin any trouble spots on our Places interactive map.

    Feedback will be collected until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


    Thanks for joining us at the Mobility Accessibility Community Forum! We still want to hear from you. Please post your comments on the Discussion Forums or pin any trouble spots on our Places interactive map.

    Feedback will be collected until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


  • Community Forum - October 30, 2018

    about 1 year ago
    Wheelchair at table

    When: October 30, 2018 from 4 - 7 p.m.

    Where:
    City Hall Foyer and Council Chambers

    This is a Come and Go event at City Hall. You'll have an opportunity to:

    ◦ Discuss the project with City staff

    ◦ Share your Mobility/Accessibility issues with the project team

    ◦ Map trouble spots around the city

    Listen to a presentation about the project at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., or 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.


    Are you a caregiver, resident or business owner that is able-bodied?

    Take part in our Wheelchair and Vision Loss simulation exercises in and around City Hall!


    Getting Here:


    When: October 30, 2018 from 4 - 7 p.m.

    Where:
    City Hall Foyer and Council Chambers

    This is a Come and Go event at City Hall. You'll have an opportunity to:

    ◦ Discuss the project with City staff

    ◦ Share your Mobility/Accessibility issues with the project team

    ◦ Map trouble spots around the city

    Listen to a presentation about the project at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., or 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.


    Are you a caregiver, resident or business owner that is able-bodied?

    Take part in our Wheelchair and Vision Loss simulation exercises in and around City Hall!


    Getting Here:


  • Mobility/Accessiblity Master Plan Project is Underway

    about 1 year ago
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    The City of Lethbridge Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan (MAMP) project has begun.

    Here's what we've done to date:

    • Project began June 2018

    • Best Practice Research: July 2018 - ongoing

    • Visioning Exercise: July 2018

    • City Employee Simulation Exercise: July 2018

    • Internal Assessments: August 2018


    What's next:

    • Community & Stakeholder Engagement #1: October 30, 2018

    • Draft Plan Development: Winter 2018-2019

    • Community & Stakeholder Engagement #2: Spring 2019

    The City of Lethbridge Mobility/Accessibility Master Plan (MAMP) project has begun.

    Here's what we've done to date:

    • Project began June 2018

    • Best Practice Research: July 2018 - ongoing

    • Visioning Exercise: July 2018

    • City Employee Simulation Exercise: July 2018

    • Internal Assessments: August 2018


    What's next:

    • Community & Stakeholder Engagement #1: October 30, 2018

    • Draft Plan Development: Winter 2018-2019

    • Community & Stakeholder Engagement #2: Spring 2019