challenge for disabled riders headed for the U-M Medical Center. When the weather worsens, snow and slush will make it even more difficult.
Carolyn Grawi of the Center for Independent Living suggests riders study the Ride Guide or contact the AATA (996-0400) for help planning a trip that involves a transfer at Arborland. She also encourages people to speak up about Arborland's refusal to renew the AATA's lease. "Not only will they [disabled riders] not want to shop there, they won't be able to get there," she predicts. "It is a bad idea for everyone all around."
[Originally published in August, 2009.]