KI Councillor Leeza Irwin last Thursday went for a ride around the Kingcote central business district to experience first hand what it is like to drive a mobility scooter around town.
Leading the way were Boronia Village residents Kevin Nagorcka and David Bell, who supplied Mrs Irwin with a gopher for trip.
The residents of Boronia Village wrote a letter to the KI Council about the difficulty of getting around the Kingscote township due to various obstacles and the condition of the footpaths.
They took the councillor along Franklin Street to the chemist and then down to the police station, post office, down the main street and up to the supermarket, then down to the OTR service station and then down to the Esplanade and foreshore park.
"People on gophers have to go to the doctor, chemist and hospital and frankly the footpaths are not good," he said.
Clr Irwin will report her findings back to the full council to see if specific problem areas and obstacles could be addressed by the council work crews.
"I was happy to be out there among the ratepayers finding out about the issues," she said.
Areas of concern included the transition to the footpath at Elders and bottoming out at other locations, while there were also some minor potholes, she said.