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.

Boat Ride from Victoria, B.C. to Seattle, WA

Victoria, B.C. to Seattle, WA - The Clipper Ferry is quick to travel between Victoria, B.C. and Seattle. In 2011, I took the Clipper from Victoria to Seattle which took a little over 2.5 hours compared to 4 hours by train. In this part of the world with so much water,...

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Accessible Taxi Cabs in Seattle

The public transportation systems in Seattle such as the bus, light rail and monorail only sometimes tax you so far and sometimes a short distance can mean going up a very steep hill. Even for the strongest manual wheelchairs uses the hills of Seattle can really tough...

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Access the Monorail in Seattle

The Seattle Center Monorail is the nation's first full-scale commercial monorail system which provides a fun, quick and convenient link from downtown Seattle to Seattle Center. Most locals joke about the effectiveness of the monorail but for tourist, especially those...

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Train Ride: Seattle, WA to Vancouver, B.C.

To get to Vancouver, B.C. without flying from California you have to either take a bus from Seattle or the Amtrack Cascades Train; the Amtrak Coast Starlight Train does not continue past Seattle. A bus can accommodate one wheelchair but what you see from the train is...

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Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

Amtrak's Coast Starlight Train travels up the west coast from San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington. I took this train but started in Oakland at the Jack London's Square station. The whole ride took 24 hrs., which is why I choose to pay extra for a sleeper car....

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Wheelchair Taxi Cabs in Victoria, British Columbia

Yellow Cab of Victoria, B.C. has a wheelchair accessible taxi. It has a spot in the back for one wheelchair. A ramp lowers down and then the wheelchair is strapped down. There is a seatbelt too, which like the straps is secured by the driver. It's up to the wheelchair...

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Accessible Taxis in Vancouver, British Columbia

Wheelchair accessible taxi cabs in Vancouver, B.C. include access for one wheelchair the in back of the van. The wheelchair is then secured down with two straps in the front and back. In 2012 I used a number of different taxi companies and are the following: Black Top...

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Road Trip from the UK to France

Contemplating your next adventure? Traveling by car from the UK to France you will discover some beautiful sights and landmarks that are wheelchair accessible. Even before you get on the ferry, it is quite breathtaking to see the infamous White Cliffs of Dover in the...

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Wheeling the Streets and Sidewalks of Boston, MA

Boston, Massachusetts is made up of different kinds of sidewalk textures that a wheelchair traveler should be aware of. When going around Boston with a wheelchair, some pathways are more easily traveled on while others are not maintained and could be a nuisance and...

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US Airways: Horrible Disabled Treatment

I wear a leg brace. I use a wheelchair, but can walk short distances with canes before fatiguing. I cannot stand without an assistive device. My face is normal and my speech clear. My upper body appears healthy with good arm strength and use of hands. My back aches,...

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