It’s not a traditional welcome mat but it is designed to make people with mobility issues feel welcomed.
The Town of Qualicum Beach has installed a non-slip mat to help people with mobility issues make their way to sandy areas on its waterfront.
The ‘Mobi-mat’ is 25 metres long and allows access past the rocks and onto the hard-packed sand. It’s located on the unused boat ramp located near the Shore Restaurant.
The solution was provided by the town following a request made by a resident, Jean Ferguson, last April. Ferguson has knee issues and wanted smooth pathways created to help traverse the rocky portions of the beach.
The town initiative was inspired by a similar installation viewed in Saanich.
Town crews will monitor the mat over the next few months to determine best operation and placement.
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