Have you ever parked your car in an accessible car space provided for people with disabilities? Have you ever said “I’ll be back in five minutes/I’m just running to the bank/for coffee, as an excuse?
The Irish Wheelchair Association's “Back In 5” Parking Campaign took place at the Quay Side Carpark, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, August 30 to support the and help highlight the abuse of accessible car parking spaces in Carrick-on-Shannon.
The IWA Carrick took over a number of strategically identified parking spaces (standard parking bays) using wheelchairs and other mobility aids for a short period to demonstrate to drivers what it feels like to lose YOUR parking space, and how it will impact you!
Pictured back from left, Paddy Coleman, driver, Neil Farry, Jeanette Beirne, service coordinator IWA Carrick, John Beirne, IWA, Cllr Sean McGowan, Heide Ward, Bridie Gilmartin, IWA, Ellen Hennessy, Cllr Sinead Guckian and Garda Brendan Cafferky, Carrick-on-Shannon. Front, from left, Seamus Reidy, Stephen Ward and Daniella Hock. Photos: Willie Donnellan
IWA's "Back in 5" campaign continues across the country! Last week staff and members parked wheelchairs throughout Carlow town to bring awareness to the issues of parking in accessible parking spaces. #backin5 pic.twitter.com/Acb1V9WEqO— IWA (@IrishWheelchair) September 11, 2018