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 and almost impossible to go up. Some in power wheelchairs have also said the inclines in Seattle are hard on their chairs.
When I traveled to Seattle I found the need of a wheelchair accessible taxi necessary. The one that I used was Yellow Cabs Seattle and the phone number is 206-622-6500. One manual or electric wheelchair can sit in the converted back seat. Wheelchairs are then strapped down in four stops and a seatbelt is also installed. It’s the law that the cab driver use all equipment to secure your wheelchair but for some really short distances, I insisted on not having a seatbelt.