I took the bus again in Copenhagen. The bus driver was at first so helpful and supportive and put the ramp down twice for me, but then when I wanted to go back to where I live, the bus driver behaved in the same way as the first one who did NOTHING.
Later on, I found out that the driver is NOT allowed to leave the seat. So I have to rely on the assistance of locals if not being accompanied by friend or family. I also learned that the locals which are handicapped have a possibility to book minibuses with a big rear ramp that brings them door-to-door.This means that Denmark is not a country that is qualified for inclusive tourism. It can not be a country where disabled people can visit on their own.I live on my own and travel independently.
Why would I need someone else to put the ramp down for me in Copenhagen which is meant to be the capital of a developed country? Why can not Denmark be like other EU countries? Besides, why do not the locals use the public buses as well so the government can save energy and be environmentally friendly instead of booking private cars individually.
I have lived in Aarhus in Denmark for the past two years, the past 6 months of which have been in a wheelchair. I can tell you that this is NOT a city which is accessible for people with wheelchairs. The same bus ramp problem described above for Copenhagen also exists in Aarhus (and there are no trains or trams around town). And if you want to take a bus into greater Aarhus, all the buses have three steps up. Except for on the main shopping street, most cafes, restaurants, and shops have one or more steps to enter. As… Read more »
GREAT insight Anna, thank you so much!
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Hey! My name is Hardik Dagia.
I am planning to study abroad and settle in Europe.
So according to you which city do you think is best for living independently and is quite accessible to go anywhere around the city on your own in a wheelchair?
The first place that’s coming to mind is Barcelona. Have you looked into this city?