Mobility retailer across the pond uses 3D optical illusion to tackle disabled parking abuse
Raising awareness of the importance of respecting accessible parking spaces, New York-based Bussani Mobility has created unique 3D parking bays at its dealership to highlight the barriers facing those with mobility needs.
The first of its kind in New York, the parking spaces use a 3D optical illusion to depict a raised barrier in order to stop someone who is not disabled from parking on the access aisle, keeping it open for those who may need the space to deploy a wheelchair ramp.
Daniel J. Bussani, CEO of Bussani Mobility, commented: “The 3D accessible parking aisles should be done everywhere, not just at mobility dealerships. They help people be more aware of the everyday obstacles faced by those living with mobility challenges.
“If someone parks illegally in those spots, especially if they block the striped lines, the person who needs the access won’t be able to exit their vehicle. Let’s all pay more attention … and do a little bit of good in the world.”
The company says the goal of the 3D accessible parking design is to bring attention to a significant issue faced by people who use wheelchairs or scooters, with a recent survey by BraunAbility, the U.S. market leader in wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts, suggesting almost three in four US citizens have witnessed disabled parking space abuse.
To combat illegal parking in spaces designated for those with mobility disabilities, BraunAbility has launched a campaign with 17 mobility dealers across the US to install the 3D accessible parking designs at their locations.
Founded by John Bussani in 1974 after being injured in the Service, John was inspired to establish Bussani Mobility to help disabled servicemen live normal lives again. The company now operates three retail outlets across Tri-State area, selling a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) and driving accessories.
The company will install the optical illusion markings at two of its three locations.
In the UK, disabled parking made headlines in June when the Department for Transport announced the biggest change to the Blue Badge scheme since the 1970s, expanding eligibility to the disabled parking scheme to those with invisible disabilities.https://thiis.co.uk/mobility-retailer-across-the-pond-uses-3d-optical-illusion-to-tackle-disabled-parking-abuse/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BraunAbility-retailer-parking-space.jpg?fit=1000%2C682&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BraunAbility-retailer-parking-space.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer News3d,Blue Badge,braunability,Bussani Mobility,Disabled Parking,mobility retailer,New York,parking space marking,poptical illusionRaising awareness of the importance of respecting accessible parking spaces, New York-based Bussani Mobility has created unique 3D parking bays at its dealership to highlight the barriers facing those with mobility needs. The first of its kind in New York, the parking spaces use a 3D optical illusion to depict...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine