Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Man's long trip to raise awareness of transit accessibility

Jeff Preston is not taking the short cut to Ottawa, Canada. He's not taking the easy way either. He plans to travel the whole distance from London, Ontario -- almost 400 miles -- rolling in his electric wheelchair.
But Preston's journey does have a higher purpose than just getting from point A to point B. Along the way he plans to highlight the inadequacy of accessibility on public transit.
And Preston won't be accepting any explanations about accessibility being too costly.
“It’s offensive to think the rights of disabled persons are too expensive right now,” he said in this The Gazette article.
Photo of Jeff Preston by Justin Wu at The Gazette, University of Western Ontario.