I am a little nervous. I plan to go before the city traffic commission today and appeal for a "curb cut" at an intersection on my route to the shopping center.
The Traffic Commission calls curb cuts "wheeled vehicle ramps" because they enable wheel chair users to reach the sidewalk from the street. On my route to the shopping center on my scooter, I have to run in the street for half a block because I cannot reach the sidewalk. I am asking the city to make a curb cut at the one corner where, for some reason, one has never been installed.
The Traffic Commission is comprised of the City Engineer, the Police Chief, the Fire Chief. That is a pretty daunting array, though I suspect each will have sent an underling to represent him. Nevertheless, speaking before the commission is nerve wracking.
With a little bit of luck, I will survive. Maybe I will even convince them to make a curb cut.
PS - Meeting postponed.