Have you seen the sign located on Cider Mill Lane leading to the new parking lot? Wow, it’s a mouthful. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a parking lot just for people with mobility impairment.
One resident wrote in wondering if Upton was making history, “Is this the only place in the United States with a Parking Lot Primarily for this purpose?”
The lot is gravel and open all. You don’t need a sticker to park in it, there won’t be anyone monitoring who is “impaired” and who is not.
Is it feasible for a person with a mobility impairment to walk through a gravel parking lot?
The craziest part, handicap parking is not located in this new lot designed for people with a “mobility impairment”. Rather one needs to drive through the Kiwanis Beach lot and take the single lane road up to the field where there are two handicap designated parking spots.
How is the town going to enforce that only people with “mobility impairment” get the spaces in this lot first? Who is going to stop fit young parents from parking there?
I want to believe this lot was created out of kindness to help those who have mobility issues get to the field but I’m just not buying it. Maybe I’m just being cynical. In my opinion for this lot to be created for people with a mobility issue it would need to be paved and the majority of spaces would be handicap designated.