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.

Getting around Charleston, SC in a Wheelchair

You are going to want to stroll around Downtown Charleston to visit some areas you wanted to get a closer look at including the side streets, alleys and various nooks. Keep in mind that Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city, undeniably rich in history but...

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Accessible Transportation Around London

London’s Underground (The Tube) transportation system is the oldest railway in the world. The other public transportation systems available that service within Greater London are the London Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tramlink, and London buses. Maps...

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Traveling the Streets of San Francisco by Wheelchair

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…” Well, that was the protocol in the 1960's, and if you use a wheelchair count on using accessible transportation. Growing up in the East Bay Area about 30 minutes from San Francisco, I have...

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Wheelchair Accessible Transportation in Japan

Train travel is the most popular way to get around Japan and for a tourist using a wheelchair, it is vital to explore attractions. Train stations are resources for information, food, water, public restrooms, navigation and even shopping for pretty much anything. Every...

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Many Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Las Vegas, Nevada

In 2012 when I visited Las Vegas I was told by multiple taxi drivers that recently a mandate was put into effect, requiring all taxi companies to have at least one accessible taxi but most have four or more. It's estimated that there are around 100 accessible taxis in...

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Get a Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Chicago, Illinois

You can find a number of different accessible taxi companies in Downtown Chicago. Some of these companies will drive you out to the suburbs but will charge a fare and a half while others will not. At the airport it was easy to catch an accessible taxi in the...

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Access to Trains and Buses in Chicago, Illinois

Like most major cities in the states, Chicago, IL has a good public transportation system accessible to wheelchair users called the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Metra. The CTA includes both bus and train service. Not every station is accessible with the...

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Long Beach Public Transportation

Getting around Long Beach is easy with great accessible public transportation whether it be by air, land or sea. The Long Beach Airport has flights from a little over a dozen major cities around the United States. Long Beach is a city of harbors so it made sense for...

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Thailand Wheelchair Accessible Minivan and Driver

Since 2005 I have been travelling to Hua Hin and Bangkok in Thailand. I have been returning every year during wintertime. I love this country with the great foor, smiling people and Buddhist culture. Till 2010 I used a regular minivan, asked them to take out the back...

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