Lack of wheelchair accessible taxis

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Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to your attention the lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in the City of Cornwall. Currently, a fully accessible taxi for wheelchair clients does not exist in Cornwall. It is my suggestion that the Cornwall Community Police Service’s board issue additional taxi licences with the specific purpose of transporting wheelchair clients. Furthermore, each taxi broker should be required to offer this service. Wheelchair taxi provisions should be included in the municipal bylaw; this bylaw is currently under the authority of the Cornwall police services board.

Other cities, big and small, have created this service and have gone through the process of instituting amendments to make this possible.

I encourage you to review this issue with a focus on the benefit to all residents of the Cornwall area.

Most interesting to me is that a small city like Hawkesbury Ontario has this service while Cornwall does not.

Please focus on the positive change this service could bring. There is plenty of information available online, including information regarding what Her Majesty enacts, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario.

Arthur (AJ) Ashe

Organizations: Dear Editor, Cornwall Community Police Service, Legislative Assembly

Geographic location: Cornwall, Ontario

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  • Dennis Wicks
    July 02, 2014 - 15:52

    I have read the comments to the editor re mobility taxi in the Cornwall area. I have recently given up my license and use a mobility scooter, and would like to visit Cornwall and surrounding area, but without taxi for scooter that makes it impossible. I hope this changes soon as life is short and travel is a great way to spend my retirement.. Hope someone in Cornwall is listening