Governor Malloy unveils new placard for handicapped spaces. They’re intended to deemphasize the handicapped nature of a handicapped person, and instead of using an image of a stationary person in a wheelchair going nowhere, they depict some sort of para-olympic athlete. Gone, too, is the word handicapped, replaced by “reserved”.
There are obviously larger fish to fry in Connecticut this fiscal year, but I thought the whole idea of these spaces in the first place was to reserve spots closest to stores for the handicapped: those with a physical disability that makes walking difficult. A kind accommodation for the unfortunate by society, and surely one that no one can object to, but if these spaces are really intended for the use of wheelchair racers, why should we bother?