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    Handicapped Parking in PA

    Is a farce. The striped spaces are to small for ramps & lifts.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

    #2
    yep, they suck. Try to educate the owners of the property and your local inspectors regarding "Van accessible" parking. The federal law didn't take effect until 2004 so MANY of them are ignorant.

    Dave
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      #3
      my biggest issue is that a lot of the buildings in my area are old and have steps to get inside and everything inside them is very cramped and narrow.


      what about pottsville? now that's just scary for a chair, it's all uphill with posts in the middle of the sidewalks!
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        #4
        I just moved to PA from FL in Feb & I was shocked at the difference. Even the parking space for the vans are bigger in FL. Some lined spaces are half the wideth of others its a disgrace! Is there's no state wide enforcement here?
        "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

        -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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          #5
          Originally posted by Norm
          I just moved to PA from FL in Feb & I was shocked at the difference. Even the parking space for the vans are bigger in FL. Some lined spaces are half the wideth of others its a disgrace! Is there's no state wide enforcement here?
          i don't know if there is or not. you're lucky if the lines are even painted well enough that you can see them in a lot of places. and you can tell that you've entered pennsylvania just by the feel of the road. it literally gets all pot holed and bumpy right at the border.
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            #6
            Even I-95 in Philly is a disgrace with pot holes.
            "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

            -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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              #7
              Originally posted by Norm
              Even I-95 in Philly is a disgrace with pot holes.
              Seems as though nothing has changed in the past 28 years when I used to live there!
              "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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                #8
                Ok, OK, yes the roads suck, but I have to defend my state a little!! We have a pretty viscious freeze/thaw cycle compared to other states. Plus a lot of interstate traffic is funnelled through here on its way to and from the northeast. Imagine how high the fuel taxes would be to maintain the roads properly! Ouch! I'd rather dodge a pot-hole or two!! LOL

                Dave
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                  #9
                  most of the new england states have the very same interstate traffic as well as the very same winters. not that it's making a marked difference considering the roads are the same, but it also doesn't help things when rendell cuts the budget and takes half of the pendot trucks off the road and doesn't pay for overtime.
                  remember the snow storm this year that had I-78 shut down as a result of 1) lack of preparation for a storm that was known about (and it's severity) at least two days ahead of time 2) cut budgets, less trucks on the road and no over time allowance?

                  pa is a great state! but the roads suck amish horse.
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                    #10
                    No, the NE states get cold and stay cold. We freeze and thaw many times through the year.

                    That storm wasn't a regular storm. There was no way to predict the fact that much ice would accumulate in such a quick time. I agree the roads should have been shut down long before they were, but we have to put some responsibility on the drivers too. Why were they out there in the storm? (hmm, maybe because the predictions were so bad...)
                    Dave

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                      #11
                      well i'll just leave it at that, no reason for snarkiness over roads and the frequency of thawing/freezing.
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                        #12
                        Come'on now I wanna get snarky!! LOL
                        Dave

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                          #13
                          well i didn't reply to your post to disagree with you personally. i agree that drivers shouldn't have been on the road knowing those conditions, but not everyone makes the wisest choices. they did say it was going to be a bad ice and sleet storm with considerable accumulation.

                          i feel they should have better prepared the roads not with closing before the storm got too bad (that would be ridiculous because we didn't know exactly how bad, i agree with you on that) but at least ashing and salting. the inability for overtime cost more time for the plowing to get done. all in all it was an absolute mess with everyone in their cars for days.

                          i wasn't aware that we thaw more than the new england states...but even so, what about new jersey, delaware, maryland, etc.? their roads are better than ours. we're voted as having the worst roads in america.

                          sorry i took it personally, i shouldn't have, but it came off to me as if it was something personal at the time...i was in a bad mood.
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                            #14
                            I wish the ACLU or someone would at least help get the parking in order.
                            "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

                            -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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                              #15
                              No harm done Cali! I still love ya!

                              Norm, I wish I had an answer for you. I usually bring the situation to the property owners attention. If nothing happens then I go to the borough, township or city and let them know. Pa. Dept of Labor andd industry inspects most of the new buildings and ensures that they meet code. I have no idea what code they're referring to, because some of these guys must have their heads up their assess!!

                              Pa. Dept of L&I sucks!!

                              Dave
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