WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? Clarington Gets More Mobile

Fifteen new mobility device charging stations boost accessibility By Jennifer O’meara
Sat., July 9, 2022

Clarington recently unveiled 15 mobility device charging stations at multiple locations across the municipality, including this one at Orono Park.

Clarington is more accessible now after the municipality installed new mobility device charging stations across the community.

JUST THE FACTS

  • Clarington unveiled 15 new mobility device charging stations at locations across the municipality this summer.
  • The initiative will support people using electric scooters, wheelchairs and other mobility devices to get around.
  • Each charging station has a 24-volt 5 amp charger for wheelchairs/scooters. There is also a USB port so that users can charge their phones or tablets at the same time.
  • This project is funded in part through a grant from the Inclusive Communities program awarded by the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility. Clarington received a grant for $58,760 to help build this infrastructure.
  • Clarington’s Accessibility Advisory Committee helped identify the locations for the charging stations.
  • The indoor charging station locations are at:
    Courtice Community Complex, 2950 Courtice Rd. in Courtice
    South Courtice Arena, 1595 Prestonvale Rd. in Courtice
    Diane Hamre Recreation Complex, 1780 Rudell Rd. in Newcastle Bowmanville Older Adult Association, 26 Beech Ave. in Bowmanville Clarington Public Library Bowmanville Branch, 163 Church St. in Bowmanville
    Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex (west entrance on Pad A), 2440 Hwy. 2 in Bowmanville Newcastle Public Library, 150 King Ave. E. in Newcastle
    Newcastle Memorial Arena, 103 Caroline St. W. in Newcastle
  • The outdoor charging station locations are:
    Port Darlington East Beach Park, 54 East Beach Rd. in Bowmanville Guildwood Park, 180 Guildwood Dr. in Bowmanville
    Clarington Fields, 2375 Baseline Rd. W. in Bowmanville
    Bond Head Parkette on the pier at the beach located on the corner of Mill Street South and Boulton Street along the lake in the park Orono Park (near the splash pad), 61 Princess St. in Orono
    Orono Town Hall, 5315 Main St. in Orono
    Harry Gay Neighbourhood Park, 179 Harry Gay Dr. in Courtice
  • A few more new charging stations will be added at other locations soon.

“These charging stations will remove barriers and ensure that residents can boost their battery around town, whether on a trail or inside a community facility,” Shea-Lea Latchford, chair of Clarington’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, said in a press release.

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