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Disability Advocates of Kent County hold bus stop clearing contest
Disability Advocates of Kent County hold bus stop clearing contest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The higher temperatures and rain will likely not rid West Michigan of all of its snow, which is why the Disability Advocates of Kent County is inviting all shovelers to take part in a contest.

The organization is asking everyone to help dig out bus stops in the Grand Rapids metro area, which are buried under snow.  While many people can climb over the snow banks to get on buses, people with disabilities cannot.

People who dig out a bus stop are asked to take a before and after picture and email them to Aric Coleman at aric.c@dakc.us , along with the location of the bus stop.  The Disability Advocates of Kent County will post the pictures on its Facebook Page to recognize your efforts.  Members of the group that clears the most stops by Feb. 28 will receive a small prize.

A properly cleared bus stop has a path at least four feet wide at curb level, connecting the sidewalk to the street, or a path of at least four feet wide and five feet deep where there is no sidewalk.  If you need help finding a bus stop to clear, call Coleman at (616) 949-1100 ext. 226.