Maria Kovacs won’t risk waiting for the bus near her church on her own anymore. The last time she tried it, a cyclist hit her.
“When I got out of the bus, the bike hit me in the back,” she told CBC News. “This [area] is very unsafe for someone who is blind.”
Kovacs has been blind for more than 30 years. Historically, she’s been able to get around independently in her community in Maple Ridge. But in recent years, she says infrastructure developments, including bike lanes, have made it increasingly dangerous for her to go out alone.
She’s filed a human rights complaint against the city, alleging three areas she frequents are no longer
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