The 3D handicapped parking aisle is in place at Bussani Mobility's Smithtown locations and will soon also be painted at the Mamaroneck location. But Bussani Mobility's CEO Daniel J. Bussani says The 3D accessible parking aisles should be done everywhere, not just at mobility dealerships. They help people be more aware of the everyday obstacles faced by those living with mobility challenges. If someone parks illegally in those spots, especially if they block the striped lines, the person who needs the access won't be able to exit their vehicle. Let's all pay more attention ... and do a little bit of good in the world.
Accessible parking abuse is rampant. In fact, in a recent U.S. survey, 74% of participants said they have witnessed accessible parking abuse. People with disabilities make up the largest minority in the world, according to the United Nations, and mobility disabilities affect one in eight adults in the U.S. Yet the daily challenges faced by this group, like parking, are largely ignored by society.
The 3D access aisles are part of a larger, nationwide program launched by mobility vehicle manufacturer BraunAbility, in honor of the recent 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bussani Mobility is one of 17 mobility dealership locations across the U.S. that is installing 3D accessible parking designs to combat illegal parking in spaces designated for those with mobility disabilities.