Please Mayor Mike Savage and the Halifax Regional Municipality:
- provide bus service to the Africville National Historic Site immediately
- construct sidewalks to improve accessibility to Africville in the future.
This petition asks the City of Halifax and Mayor Mike Savage to recognize the issues of accessibility to the Africville Museum and National Historic Site and asks them to remedy this with public transit and sidewalks.
This is an important cultural site and part of Nova Scotian history. Africville is a National Historic Site and the replica church museum tells the story of this community and its destruction. This is an important site both to the Black Nova Scotian community and the wider Canadian public.
The road approaching the Africville Heritage Site is unsafe for pedestrian traffic. Gravel trucks and machinery use the Africville Road continually and with no sidewalks or adequate shoulders on the road, it is generally unsafe to walk.
There is also no bus route to the Africville site.
The lack of public transit and unsafe walking conditions excludes potential visitors who do not have a car and cannot afford a taxi. It also excludes physically disabled persons from visiting who rely on public transport and sidewalks.
We, the undersigned, request that Mayor Mike Savage and the HRM City Council make Africville National Historic Site accessible by public transit and by creating safe pedestrian routes.
The Make Africville Museum and Heritage Site Accessible to Everyone petition to Mayor Mike Savage and the Halifax Clerk's Office was written by Sandra Fildes and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.