Transportation

When traveling to a new destination you need to know how you are going to get around. Have your own vehicle or renting? Public transportation like trains, subways, taxis or boats will vary in wheelchair access everywhere you go. Will you be wheeling the city at all? Don’t get stranded, prepare your mobility.

Transportation & Wheeling Around St. Louis, Missouri

When traveling to any destination, getting around is always one of the major questions. Even more for those of us who need accessible transportation. St. Louis is an amazing city to visit and both the city proper and the county have parks, tourist attractions,...

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Access on Amtrak Train: New York to Washington D.C.

As I prepared for a trip to Washington, D.C. from my home on Long Island, NY, I debated which method of travel would be the least stressful. It didn't make much sense to go through the trouble of taking a plane ride when the flight would be less than two hours. Plus,...

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Get Around New York with a Wheelchair

New York City is a giant metropolis with lots to do.  You can go see a Broadway show, watch the ballet, listen to a symphony at the Lincoln Center, visit a museum, or take in some jazz at a jazz club.  There’s something for everyone and the city never sleeps.  There...

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Montreal Transportation in Quebec, Canada

Overall, accessibility is an afterthought in Montreal. It is possible to navigate around Montreal but whether it be navigating the sidewalks and streets or using transportation challenges exists. For starters, the city has a number of hills that surround Mount Royal....

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Long Island, NY Accessible Transportation Options

As a born and raised Long Islander, organizing transportation for even the smallest local adventures is something I’ve had to do throughout my life. Populated by widely spread out suburban towns, most Long Island destinations are rarely within wheelchair rolling...

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Access Barriers to Public Transportation in Denmark

I tried to use the bus for the first time. There is a manual ramp at the back door. I talked to the driver in English and asked him if he can let the ramp down for me but he never got off his driving seat. When I wanted to get off, some passengers went to the driver...

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Accessibility of the New York Subway System

Though I've been a New Yorker all my life, I grew up feeling quite uneasy and hesitant about venturing into New York City. Yes, I know it's shocking, but not all New Yorkers are city residents! I live in a big...

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Toronto, Canada: Wheeling Streets & Sidewalks

The summer is the top tourist season but our weather makes travelling in three of four seasons viable for the wheelchair user. (I personally would pass on winter unless it’s a work trip! Go south I say.) If you stay downtown you may find that wheeling is the best way...

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Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours and Transportation

Millions of tourists visit Israel these days and among them there are a lot of people with limited mobility. The popularity of traveling to Israel has encouraged more and more accessible improvements. Government has worked particularity hard to improve access to...

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