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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market Street
San Francisco , ca

Proposed BART Car Design Will Deny Equal Access to People with Disabilities – Protest Planned for Grand Opening

Wednesday, April 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
– Location –
Justin Herman Plaza – 1 Market Street, San Francisco.
(At the Vaillancourt Fountain, facing the bakery and shops)
Help the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco and fellow advocates put pressure on BART Management to address important access barriers before it is too late.

Join Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), and fellow advocates to protest BART’s grand opening celebration of their new train cars.

The newly designed seats do not provide enough room for a service animal BART’S new train cars will actually DECREASE accessibility for people who use wheelchairs and scooters, and for those who use service animals.

In the current BART train car design, a pole in the center of each car’s entrance will compromise safe boarding and exit for wheelchair users, and an unacceptable amount of accessible seating has been converted to bicycle storage. The current BART car design is a significant step backwards in making transportation accessible for people with disabilities. It is imperative that BART remove the poles from the current design to provide safe travel path into and from the accessible seating areas. Anything less is not acceptable. BART must act now!

Equal access to transportation is civil right!

For more information, contact Peter Mendoza at ILRCSF 415 543 6222 ext 106

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