Saturday, July 27, 2013
The Walkway at Jalan Ria, Penang
The pedestrian walkway at Jalan Ria is not accessible to wheelchair users. I discovered that two days ago. My good friend, Li Fang, was trying to move from KOMTAR Walk to KOMTAR bus station but was stopped at walkway by a row of bollards.
She had no choice but to try the road. But again she was stopped by another row of bollards.
Luckily some kind-hearted people were around and they helped her unscrew one of the bollards.
So Li Fang had to use the road, exposing herself to the dangerous fast moving traffic, while other non-disabled people walked safely on the walkway.