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.

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 is made up of different kinds of sidewalk textures that a wheelchair traveler should be aware of.  Some are more easily traveled on while others are not maintained and could be a nuisance and slow one down. For example, there could be a smoothed cemented...

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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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The TriMet “MAX” in Portland in a Wheelchair

In Portland, Oregon the Tri Met is the wheelchair friendly light rail public transportation service that makes it easy and convenient to get around just about anywhere in Portland that you want to go to, even to the airport (see map). In many stations the Tri Met...

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a great public transportation option for those traveling in the San Francisco or Berkeley area as well many places in the greater Bay Area. All stations have elevators to reach the loading docks and getting onto the train is easy...

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Wheelchair Access on the Subway in Boston, MA

It is certainly possible for someone in a manual wheelchair to travel the streets of Boston without taking any form of public transportation; however it all depends on one's stamina and endurance because there are slight inclines and well, using a manual wheelchair...

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Rolling Around Boston, MA in My Wheelchiar

The port is about a mile away from anything central so you do need to figure out how to get to the city centre. Once you do get downtown everything historical is close to each other. Beantown can be fun in a wheelchair. Its rich history is all accessible and...

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