Saturday, 28 February 2015

City Map idea

I really would like to get you guys to help with this city map I have.

It's a city map posted on my blog showing good and bad surface areas and safe places to wheel, it will be updated weekly

It sounds like a project the city would get behind and give a grant to

Timothy Maxwell

Friday, 27 February 2015

Phone interview

I'm off air at 12:30, we'll do the interview there.

I just completed a phone interview with Kirby Boume from 880news
actual interview @

Small, set back

The person who was going to assist me with "The city map"  can not now

I'm really hoping someone will step up, and take over his idea, because it was a great idea.

please email..

Mightywheels team is working on a map of our city. Showing  all people who use wheels in Edmonton good and bad areas to wheel in. This map with be updated weekly. If you have any suggestions for this endever.. please email us.

Thursday, 26 February 2015


          I gave a presentation to Transitions St. Alberta and their Jump start class.

     Hello, my name is Timothy Maxwell, and my mission is to help people who use wheels.  I'm an independent advocate for people that use wheels. I’m running a team of helpers called Mightywheels.

Because, when I first started using wheels, I noticed many poor surface areas and wanted to create an internet blog to help other people who use wheels. The city has made many improvements, but there is much to do.  Help is still needed for everyone, from parents pushing baby strollers, the elderly with their walking devices, or people like me, in wheelchairs.

So, I went back to school to learn how to create a team of people that could help me with my endeavor, I call this Mightywheels. The teams objective is to raise awareness to the problems people who use wheels face everyday. These include poor surface areas on city intersections, poor  sidewalks and sidewalk ramps, and non-accessible places of business. 

It is Mightywheels mission to work with
all businesses to try and find ways to make them more wheel friendly. That way, all customers will have improved accessibility.

                                  We want equal accessibility, so we can all access our beautiful city.

Video: Mightywheels presentation..

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Help is needed

Mightywheels needs your help getting our word out, about the Mightywheels Blog, well, it's really more then one word.

We need help with our advertising, marketing and the goal it self, trying to make our city a better place to roll in.

please email..

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Help us, help others

We started a new age of helping people who use wheels. The Accessibility Age.
for all people, parents pushing baby strollers, to the elderly with their walking devices, or people like me, in wheelchairs. We all need good, intersections, safe sidewalk, sidewalk ramps to use.

Help us, help others

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Twinkle, Twinkle little star

The more that people are aware of the Mightywheels, the more the Mightywheels can help.

Help us, help others.

Friday, 6 February 2015

4th interview

Tim's interview starts at 15:17 to approximately 17:11...Scroll ahead...

Email feedback from my last interview

Your interview on TV the other night both inspired me and angered me....

 You are a wonderful person.  You are helping others, have such a positive attitude and are just trying to do the best you can.

 I wish I could say the same about our City.  Timing is everything...we were just notified that our aging sidewalks are due to be replaced.  However, this is the process the City has recently established.

 - The City selects 3-6 neighbourhoods each year for “renewal” (100 of the 300 neighbourhoods have been identified as being in need of complete replacement)

- Property owners are then informed that they are to pay 50% of the renewal cost.  (Reduction curbs would be  included in the project)

-The Property then vote on whether to pay the cost of the new sidewalks.  (average 50 ft lot would cost $3,242.92)

- If 51% petition against it, the project is cancelled.  The sidewalks are then temporarily repaired and the curb reductions do not get done.  

- If the owners can afford to pay, the sidewalk & curb reductions get done.

 I am astonished that the decision to replace Edmonton’s sidewalks/curbs is up to the property owners of the neighbourhoods and whether they can financially afford to do so.  I am from BC and cities there maintain & replace all their sidewalks on a regular basis and with no extra costs to the property owners.  In the last 20 years Edmonton has upgraded 30 neighbourhoods through this process.  That works out to 1.5 per year.  In 2009 a dedicated property tax of 1.5% was established for “Neighbourhood Renewal Projects.”  My question is, how much money do they need to finally make our sidewalks safe to travel on?

 I am meeting with City Hall and possibly our MLA today to ask some tough questions.  I will use the term “gross negligence”.  They have identified 100 neighbourhoods (plus how many business/park/public areas) of being in need of total replacement but do not have a proper plan in place.   After watching your broadcast I am amazed that you have not injured yourself yet.    

 You have given me the desire to push this matter even more.  I plan on finding out what the City’s mandate is on curb reductions and I will be asking until I get some answers.

 Did Rick Hansen not teach us anything!

Keep up the good work & safe travels Timothy!

Monday, 2 February 2015

My show idea

Mightywheels wants to film a free accessibility reality show, where my team and I ride the city's ETS bus around, finding poor surface areas non-accessible businesses, and bringing attention to them. and commending the one that are wheel friendly.

We'll need help to do this, any suggestions wold be greatly appreciated.