Petrolia Partners with County of Lambton to Install Mobility Device Charging Stations

Posted: May 17, 2017

The Town of Petrolia is expanding upon a pilot project, originally introduced by the County of Lambton and City of Sarnia, by installing publicly available charge stations for power wheelchair and scooter users.

As part of the Town of Petrolia’s ongoing commitment to making Petrolia as accessible as possible under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act these charge stations were a logical next step for town facilities and for our downtown partners.  

In total, 11 charge stations have been confirmed so far at indoor and outdoor facilities including:  Victoria Hall, The Petrolia Farmers’ Market, The Oil Heritage District Community Centre, Greenwood Recreation Centre, Hogan Pharmacy Petrolia, Crabby Joe’s Petrolia, The Olde Post Office Shoppe, The Central Lambton Family Health Team, Heidi’s Your Independent Grocer, and the Petrolia Library (in partnership with the County of Lambton).

Mayor John McCharles said, “…This project provides an opportunity for many residents to enjoy our downtown and furthers our goal of proving an accessible space for all to enjoy.” 

The designated outlets are blue in colour, and feature signs on both the outside and at the outlet location inside identifying the outlet that has been made available.  The signs are white, and feature a blue mobility device and electrical outlet image, and will be placed at each location.  “The addition of the mobility device charge stations to downtown Petrolia speaks to the commitment that our shopkeepers, and various public facilities have to both inclusion, and accessibility to all residents, and to the added convenience for the more than 40,000 visitors we welcome each year.” Said Laurissa Ellsworth, Director of Marketing and Communications.  The charging stations will be installed this week throughout Petrolia.