We are excited to share the news that our member, Kootenay Carshare Cooperative, has launched its Wheelchair Lift Van as of July 1st! In addition, this wheelchair van is the first of its kind in a carshare co-op fleet.
The new wheelchair van is part of the “Get a Lift” project that started back in 2013 by Randi Jensen. Randi was inspired by her mother, who uses a wheelchair, to increase the private wheelchair transportation options available. The initiative resulted in the community coming together to introduce a wheelchair van into the carshare co-op fleet, providing more inclusive transportation to the Carshare’s members. You can learn more about the story behind the project and the new wheelchair van in this press release, provided by Kootenay Carshare Co-op: Kootenay Carshare Official Press Release for Wheelchair Lift Van
Please join us in congratulating Kootenay Carshare for launching this great project by sharing the news across your networks! You can learn more at www.carsharecoop.ca.