Mightywheels will come and assess your business space to see how
accessible it really is for free.
We are a group of wheeled and non-wheeled members that are not happy with the streets, sidewalks, intersections and business owners who fail to comply with building regulated codes.
Our Mightywheels mission, is to improve the wheeling surfaces in Edmonton and surrounding areas, due to the harsh and long winters we experience. Each spring time, after all the snow has melted, many sidewalks and sidewalk ramps become filled with cracks and potholes that create uneven surfaces. Very little is done to fix the problem, unless the right pressure is applied to property owners and city planners to actually do something about it.
But we as a team wholeheartedly believe in “The right to equal accessibility and mobility.” This is because everyone from families who push baby strollers, to the elderly, who use wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers, need to have access to safe and reliable pathways to get to where their need to go. Therefore, this is why I wish to dedicate my time to advocating for better surface areas. Thus I began my blogging website.
What I have found during this spring construction phase is that many of the accessible sidewalks, ramps, intersections, and building entrances are blocked and people must take alternate but longer routes, which is very strenuous for people with mobility issues. It is also why I speak up for people with mobility issues. With enough pressure and publicity, we can aim to make the public more aware of these types of inconveniences, blocked roads can have on accessibility. If you wish to join our group, or share your own personal experience, then come and join the Mightywheels Group, and let's work together to make Edmonton a safer and more accessible place.
I want to work with the government to make equal accessibility for us all.
Would like The City of Edmonton home page to post my poor surface area warnings on their page. to do that I would like to get the powerchair I ordered form echo medical sooner.
My people and I are trying to produce an internet show, this will include Cooking on a budget, Street safety for people with wheels and working with your Money. As I looked through all my cooking channels. I didn't really find any shows for a person like me. who's trying to eat right while being on a budget, I feel we can do something about it. Also street safety for people who use wheels is something that I am very passionate about. I plan on starting a non profit Mightywheels Group, our focus is on helping people who use wheels to get around the problem areas in our great city.
If you have any ideas or if you want to be involved send us a email.
Remember, the Mightywheels Group is not only for people in wheelchairs, lots of people use wheels mother or fathers pushing baby strollers, the elderly with walkers and motorized carts, people like me in a wheel chair or even the odd furncher mover needs to know about his/her wheeling surfaces.
When I moved into b*********k, they said they were just waiting for the ground to dry up, cause of the winter freezing, before they would started fixing the sidewalks. Ok' I went along with that, even know I could of bought 5 pre-made sidewalk tiles and fixed it myself. Two months later, I went to the office and now they say there will be no sidewalk repairs this year, but having good accessibility was the whole reason I moved there.
Hi my name is Tim and I am currently in a wheel chair. I am emailing you because I have came across many poor surface areas in Edmonton and I find it very difficult to even go to the corner store. I have a created a web site called Mightywheels. What I'm hoping to do is help people with wheels whether it be a person pushing stroller, the elderly who use walkers or people like me who use a wheel chair. I'm hoping that I can get scouts Canada on board with helping me so I can get my web page noticed by the wonderful people within the community of Edmonton. I am hoping that when the scouts come across poor surface areas in Edmonton to either post on my website or email me the location. Pictures would also be greatly appreciated.
I stopped in at my B*********k office to post a challenge to all the B********k staff, to management, to spend an hour in a every day wheel chair on their property, doing basic every day tasks. like wheeling to the store, or getting the mail, or going for a coffee.
If you accept this challenge, you'll see how URGENT it is to have B*********k keep up on their side walks and side walk ramp repairs.
I myself, am in a wheel chair. I wish ETs would look into some of The Mightywheels Group's ideas to gain their own ideas to help people who use wheels.
Idea for a service, is to have all handy capped people to purchase or give the monthly bus pass to an ETs staff, that way the handy capped person would not be carrying it and no one would try to steal it, because the passes are getting very pricey and without this new idea ETs may as well just hand out t-shirts with bulls eyes painted on them, for each handy capped person who purchase a bus pass.
I've held "coin cleanings" before in Spruce Grove and in Kamloops B.c. they turned out great, washing coin money is a good way too lessen the amount of transmittable gearms on our hands and or pockets.