Halifax's Accessible Picnic Tables Leave Space for Wheelchairs

By: Joey Haar - Dec 25, 2016
References: halifax & globalnews
Halifax has recently introduced accessible picnic tables into some of the east coast city's downtown parks. The tables promise to provide a space for people in wheelchairs to eat and socialize in several of Halifax's different parks and green spaces -- a feat that was unfortunately difficult before the introduction of the accessible picnic tables.

The picnic tables are easy to spot for a few reasons. Firstly, they are bright blue and have wheelchair accessibility symbols on one end. Next the tables have a unique design: one of the heads of the table extends far out past the benches along the sides. This asymmetrical extension allows people in wheelchairs to pull up next to their able-bodied companions unimpeded while still having access to table space.