A wheelchair to the beach? Down to the shoreline? Yes, actually, at City Beach. Such access had been requested over the years in Coeur d'Alene, and it finally became a reality Monday. "We never really had a plan for how we were going to do it," Parks and Recreation Director Steve Anthony said Monday. But he found a plan, and it's one that was endorsed by the Disability Action Center. The portable, lighted, L-shaped pathway can be adjusted for water levels. The pathway stretches 60 feet down toward the water from the sidewalk and runs for 80 feet along the shoreline. "The freedom that gives is just enormous," said Virgil Edwards, Disability Action Center's independent living trainer/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
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