Diversity & Inclusion
N.L. government adding reserved parking for pregnant visitors
Pregnant visitors to Newfoundland and Labrador’s legislature building now have dedicated parking spots reserved for them.
Pam Parsons, Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality, said six parking spaces have been set aside at Confederation Building in St. John’s.
“The designation of parking spaces for pregnant individuals is just one way that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is ensuring inclusivity and accessibility at the Confederation Building,” said Parsons. “These courtesy parking spaces are in complement to other regulated parking requirements, and are responsive to access needs in a broad and inclusive way.”
The six spaces are located in the Confederation Building parking lot next to the West Block entrance and in close proximity to the visitor’s entrance. The pregnancy parking spaces are available in addition to parking spaces designated for accessible parking permit holders and visitor parking spaces.
This initiative was undertaken by the province in response to an identified need to support access for pregnant people entering the Confederation Building, it said. The installation of parking spaces for pregnant people at other government buildings is being explored.
“I am very pleased to see our government add courtesy parking spaces at Confederation Building for visitors and employees who are pregnant,” said Sarah Stoodley, Minister of Digital Government and Service NL “The addition of these spaces will bring peace of mind and comfort, especially on cold and snowy days when you can’t zip up your jacket.”
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