Bussani Mobility has created what is reportedly the first 3D accessible parking aisles in New York to help raise awareness of the importance of respecting accessible parking spots.
Accessible parking is a significant issue faced by people who use wheelchairs or scooters. The 3D optical illusion of a raised barrier was created to stop someone who is not disabled from parking on the access aisle, keeping it open for someone who needs it to deploy a wheelchair van ramp, a media release from Bussani Mobility notes.
Bussani Mobility sells, services, and rents wheelchair-accessible vans to people with disabilities in the New York Metro area. The 3D handicapped parking aisle is in place at Bussani Mobility’s Smithtown location and will soon also be painted at its Mamaroneck location.
“The 3D accessible parking aisles should be done everywhere, not just at mobility dealerships,” says Daniel J. Bussani, Bussani Mobility’s CEO. “They help people be more aware of the everyday obstacles faced by those living with mobility challenges.
“If someone parks illegally in those spots, especially if they block the striped lines, the person who needs the access won’t be able to exit their vehicle. Let’s all pay more attention … and do a little bit of good in the world.”
The 3D access aisles are part of a larger, nationwide program launched by mobility vehicle manufacturer BraunAbility, in honor of the recent 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bussani Mobility is one of 17 mobility dealership locations across the US that is installing 3D accessible parking designs to combat illegal parking in spaces designated for those with mobility disabilities, per the release.
[Source(s): Bussani Mobility, PR Newswire]