Transportation

Know How to Get Around

When traveling to a new destination, know how you are going to get around.
Will you be using your own vehicle or renting one? 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. 

5 Train Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

5 Train Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

The past couple of decades have seen a vast improvement in the accessibility of the modern world for those who are disabled. Things that are second nature and incredibly simplistic for those who are able-bodied are so much more complicated for those who do not have...

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Airplane Travel with a Disabled Child

Airplane Travel with a Disabled Child

Is it safe to fly? Before planning a trip that includes travel on an airplane, talk to your child’s doctor whether it’s safe to fly. Know how long it is safe to fly, address any concerns or precautions, and come up with a manageable plan. Have the doctor provide a...

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Freedom Mobility: New Zealand Vehicle Rentals

Freedom Mobility: New Zealand Vehicle Rentals

Freedom Mobility in New Zealand offers over 200 wheelchair accessible vehicles for rent with offices located in Aukland and Queenstown. It is possible to arrange a rental pickup and/or drop-off at different locations for an additional fee.  In addition to...

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Southwest Airlines: Why I Fly

Southwest Airlines: Why I Fly

It's no secret, I fly Southwest Airlines whenever possible, which is currently restricted to the USA, but I'd fly international with them. Before my wheelchair life I was a fan of Southwest and appreciated the witty and often ironic flare of the crew’s humor, and with...

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New Zealand Mobility Rentals Service

New Zealand Mobility Rentals Service

Moving On Mobility Service in Queenstown, New Zealand has equipment for hire or rent for both long-term and short-term use. Items are also available for purchased. Equipment and products include: Bathroom Equipment Crutches and Walkers Wheelchairs Handireachers...

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Melbourne, Australia Transport: Getting Around

Melbourne, Australia Transport: Getting Around

Melbourne is the capital city of the state Victoria in Australia. It is the southernmost city on the Australian mainland and has weather most similar to California’s Bay Area when compared to the United States. Like the San Francisco area, it also is one of the few...

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Amsterdam Travel: Wheeling & Transportation

Amsterdam Travel: Wheeling & Transportation

Wheeling Amsterdam Bikes, cobblestones and steep bridges in Amsterdam? Yep, you can count on it, but there are ways to deal with barriers if you’re traveling with a wheelchair. In a city with so much water...

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GOGO Charters Chicago

GOGO Charters Chicago

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National Charter Bus Chicago

National Charter Bus Chicago

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Travelling on Trains in Japan 2019

Travelling on Trains in Japan 2019

As previously shared by Ashley, Japan has a great train system that allows you to travel throughout the country with a wheelchair. Since the article was written, in recent years, there have been some...

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Getting around Paris with a Wheelchair

Getting around Paris with a Wheelchair

When planning my mum's (Barbie) visit to Paris, France, what worried me the most was how we were going to get around since she has limited mobility and uses a wheelchair. Yes, there are taxis and Uber is...

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Tokyo, Japan Accessible Taxis

Tokyo, Japan Accessible Taxis

With the 2020 Olympics/Paralympics and the aging population, accessibility has become much more of a hot topic in Tokyo, Japan in recent years for foreign visitors and people with disabilities. The government...

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Carlisle, Cumbria, England: Getting Around

Carlisle, Cumbria, England: Getting Around

Wheelchair Rentals When getting around Carlisle, Cumbria, it depends what you want to do and where you want to go. The most popular area to wheel or stroll around at is the City Centre; it's a destination in...

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Germany Transportation + Wheelchair

Germany Transportation + Wheelchair

Whether you are a resident of Germany or just visiting, it’s important to know what your accessible transportation options are when you travel. Fortunately, Germany has several great options for making transportation easier for people who use wheelchairs. Individuals...

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Bali Beach Wheelchairs for Rent

Bali Beach Wheelchairs for Rent

Taking a vacation or holiday to Bali or some other nearby island? Bali Beach Wheels are sole distributors of this special wheelchair in Indonesia that can take you on the beach and elsewhere. We have a full...

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Accessible RV Motorhome

Accessible RV Motorhome

  Winnebago has 3 different RV motorhomes that are wheelchair friendly and are available for purchase. Now you can have the freedom of the open road with security and safety for you or your loved ones using a wheelchair with a RV that's accessible to all. The...

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Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

This article is based on a day trip to Capri we took from Naples in May of 2014 and, to a lesser extent, one in 2006.  We also went to Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access in Rome, in Naples and in Pompeii; they can be found on the same website...

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Exploring Peru with a Wheelchair

Exploring Peru with a Wheelchair

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Peru, take it!  Lima is a vibrant city of about 25 million, and is full of things to do.  One of the things Lima is most known for is its food.  If nothing else, you can entertain yourself by trying out the many...

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Italy Train Travel: Wheelchair Access

Italy Train Travel: Wheelchair Access

This article on Italy train travel is based on trips we’ve taken in 2014, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2003.  In 2014 and 2012 Howard traveled in his Permobil, which weighs around 325 pounds (148 kg) and is around 26 inches (66 cm) wide and with the footrest in the...

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Flying with a Wheelchair: Airplanes + Airports

Flying with a Wheelchair: Airplanes + Airports

Airport Arrival: Drop-Off & Parking While traveling and with flying a wheelchair, first, it is most convenient to be dropped off at an airport by someone or an airport shuttle service such as Super Shuttle (equipped with lifts) but this is not always possible. If...

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Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

If you are traveling to any beach in Costa Rica, it is better to rent a 4WD car. Usually, car rentals don’t have any hand controls, but Service Car Rental offers different options like mini vans, ramps and portable handicap driving hand controls. You have to make a...

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Australia: Public Transportation Access

Australia: Public Transportation Access

Australia has had a national disability act for decades. Commonwealth Government’s Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2002). It entitles those with disabilities to the same level of...

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Australia Taxis: Wheelchair Access Overview

Australia Taxis: Wheelchair Access Overview

Australia has a long history of providing taxis for those with disabilities. Way back in the 1980’s Australia saw the need and quickly introduced wheelchair access taxis. The early ones were cumbersome converted Ford sedans and were horrible to ride in, and equally...

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Sydney, Australia Accessible Transportation Options

Sydney, Australia Accessible Transportation Options

The beautiful state capital of Sydney, Australia offers something for every kind of tourist, whether it be for a thrill seeker or a quiet sightseer. Getting around Sydney, Australia is thankfully quite easy. There are many wheelchair user-friendly options for getting...

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Getting around Cleveland, Ohio with a Wheelchair

Getting around Cleveland, Ohio with a Wheelchair

The general landscape of Cleveland, Ohio is relatively flat, besides getting down to the water, so wheeling around is definitely possible in some spots. Sidewalks around tourist areas are generally well maintained but the more remote you get the worse access becomes....

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Sacramento Amtrak Train in California

Sacramento Amtrak Train in California

The Sacramento Amtrak Train Station is located in Downtown Sacramento not far from Old Town Sacramento and the California State Capitol. Parking and curbs are wheelchair accessible with reasonable distances to the station and ticket counter. Like most counters,...

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Australia Gold Coast Accessible Transportation Options

Australia Gold Coast Accessible Transportation Options

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations and is world famous for its beaches and beautiful weather. It is a small city and is pretty easy to get around. Whichever way you travel, the Gold Coast is a safe and relaxing place to be. There is...

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Israel Access: Travel around Tel Aviv

Israel Access: Travel around Tel Aviv

Despite what people see on the news or the political stance they take on the current situation in Israel, millions of people are visiting Tel Aviv every year. This international city provides its visitors with a...

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Access to Europe Train Travel: The Eurostar and Eurail

Access to Europe Train Travel: The Eurostar and Eurail

Our European grand tour by train began at the London Gatwick Airport where we took a city train to the Eurostar Train located in the St Pancras Station. There’s an office in Gatwick Airport for wheelchair access support for city trains that will assist with making...

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Montreal, Canada to NYC Train Travel Accessibility

Montreal, Canada to NYC Train Travel Accessibility

Using Amtrak you can take the train to travel in between New York City and Montreal, Canada, which takes approximately eleven hours. The Amtrak Adirondack Train Route is one of the most scenic train rides in the world, especially in the fall, which makes the time go...

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Van Rentals: Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada

Van Rentals: Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada

Ability Center's fleet of newer model, wheelchair accessible BraunAbility and VMI minivans are available for weekly and long-term rent. We train you on how the wheelchair vehicle conversions operate, demonstrate the tie downs, and anything else needed to get you...

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Access on Amtrak Train: New York to Washington D.C.

Access on Amtrak Train: New York to Washington D.C.

As I prepared for a trip to Washington, D.C. from my home on Long Island, NY, I debated which method of travel would be the least stressful. It didn't make much sense to go through the trouble of taking a plane ride when the flight would be less than two hours. Plus,...

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New York: Get around by Wheelchair

New York: Get around by Wheelchair

  New York City is a giant metropolis with lots to do. Having an idea where and when wheelchair accessible public transportation options are available can maximize what you see and do, and allow you to save...

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Montreal Transportation in Quebec, Canada

Montreal Transportation in Quebec, Canada

Overall, accessibility is an afterthought in Montreal. It is possible to navigate around Montreal but whether it be navigating the sidewalks and streets or using transportation challenges exists. For starters, the city has a number of hills that surround Mount Royal....

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Long Island, NY Accessible Transportation Options

Long Island, NY Accessible Transportation Options

As a born and raised Long Islander, organizing transportation for even the smallest local adventures is something I’ve had to do throughout my life. Populated by widely spread out suburban towns, most Long Island destinations are rarely within wheelchair rolling...

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Access Barriers to Public Transportation in Denmark

Access Barriers to Public Transportation in Denmark

I tried to use the bus for the first time. There is a manual ramp at the back door. I talked to the driver in English and asked him if he can let the ramp down for me but he never got off his driving seat. When I wanted to get off, some passengers went to the driver...

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New York Subway System: Accessibility

New York Subway System: Accessibility

Though I've been a New Yorker all my life, I grew up feeling quite uneasy and hesitant about venturing into New York City. Yes, I know it's shocking, but not all New Yorkers are city residents! I live in a big...

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Toronto, Canada: Accessible Public & Private Transportation

Toronto, Canada: Accessible Public & Private Transportation

Getting around Toronto, Canada is probably the biggest challenge facing many travellers who use a wheelchair. Driving in or renting a vehicle will provide the most options although you will have to deal with our notorious gridlock. I have read (but haven’t verified)...

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Toronto, Canada: Wheeling Streets & Sidewalks

Toronto, Canada: Wheeling Streets & Sidewalks

The summer is the top tourist season but our weather makes travelling in three of four seasons viable for the wheelchair user. (I personally would pass on winter unless it’s a work trip! Go south I say.) If you stay downtown you may find that wheeling is the best way...

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Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours and Transportation

Israel Travel: Attractions, Tours and Transportation

Millions of tourists visit Israel these days and among them there are a lot of people with limited mobility. The popularity of traveling to Israel has encouraged more and more accessible improvements. Government has worked particularity hard to improve access to...

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AirAsia Damages Wheelchair on Plane Flight, Denies Fault

AirAsia Damages Wheelchair on Plane Flight, Denies Fault

Disable person complains AirAsia about failed compensation while his wheelchair gets damaged. A wheelchair worth over ten thousand ringgit has been damaged but no reasonable compensation has been made so far. Lim Sow Seng (Seng) from Kuantan urges AirAsia to...

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Accessible Transportation Around London

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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Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

Accessible Mediterranean Yacht for Rent

With architect Hacı M. Hekim, Tunc Tonger has designed a three-story wheelchair accessible yacht to provide  the disabled with a comfortable and stylish atmosphere to travel at sea in called Well-abled. Access to the three stories is accomplished with a...

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Wheelchair Accessible Transportation in Japan

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

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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Chicago, Illinois: Access to Trains and Buses

Chicago, Illinois: Access to Trains and Buses

Like most major cities in the states, Chicago, Illinois has a good public transportation system accessible to wheelchair users called the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Metra. The CTA includes both bus...

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Long Beach Public Transportation

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...

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Thailand Wheelchair Accessible Minivan and Driver

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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Vancouver, B.C.: The Sea Bus

Vancouver, B.C.: The Sea Bus

The SeaBus in Vancouver connects passengers from the Downtown Waterfront Station to the Lonsdale Quay Station in North Vancouver. The SeaBus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30...

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Rent a Wheelchair Accessible Bus for Europe Travel

Rent a Wheelchair Accessible Bus for Europe Travel

The Jumbulance is Europe’s luxury coach and ambulance in one, designed to accommodate disabled travelers and their parties. There are 2 of these special vehicles and each holds 23 passengers. The Jumbulance travels all around Europe with no country...

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SF Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Problems

SF Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Problems

Getting around some parts of San Francisco can be challenging in a wheelchair, especially if using a manual wheelchair because of the hills. Wheelchair accessible taxis in San Francisco has become problematic. They are basically impossible to get....

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Los Angeles Area Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Los Angeles Area Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

United Independent Taxi services the greater Los Angeles area for those needing wheelchair access, which means L.A., Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Ray, and more. When making a reservation, I was told that the taxi would be there around 30...

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Driving from Northern to Southern California

Driving from Northern to Southern California

To get between Northern and Southern California, the two most popular routes are Highway 5 and the PCH1/101 Freeway. Highway 5, which is the most direct way to drive down south. It runs nearly directly down the center of California and takes approximately hours to get...

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Bus System in Victoria, B.C.

Bus System in Victoria, B.C.

The Victoria Regional Transit System, or the bus, is an easy and convenient way to get around Victoria for a wheelchair traveler. All buses are wheelchair accessible and at each bus stop you'll see the universal symbol. If your bus is approaching then try to make...

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Westjet Airline in Canada Makes Flying A Little Easier

Westjet Airline in Canada Makes Flying A Little Easier

My traveling requires that I spend a lot of time in airports and in airplanes. A little pre-planning can make the entire experience a lot easier, especially for Canadians flying with Westjet. In the last 18 months I have flown twelve times on Westjet aircraft. Prior...

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Vancouver, British Columbia: SkyTrain

Vancouver, British Columbia: SkyTrain

Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada has a great public transportation for getting around the metro area for those in wheelchairs. One of the wheelchair accessible options in Vancouver is...

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Vancouver, B.C. Bus System Access

Vancouver, B.C. Bus System Access

Canada's Vancouver has a great public transportation system to get around the area for wheelchair users. The most common way to get around town is by bus. Bus stops all over the city and will get...

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

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...

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Accessible Taxi Cabs in Seattle

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...

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Access the Monorail in Seattle

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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Wheelchair Taxi Cabs in Victoria, British Columbia

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...

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Vancouver, British Columbia: Accessible Taxis

Vancouver, British Columbia: Accessible Taxis

Wheelchair accessible taxis 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. Here's a few different taxi cab...

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Vegas Wheelchair Rentals & Repairs

Vegas Wheelchair Rentals & Repairs

Las Vegas, NV - In general, Las Vegas and McCarran Airport are very accommodating to visitors who use mobility equipment and every effort is made to ensure that every visitor has a positive experience.  Unfortunately, for many handicapped or disabled travelers...

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Road Trip from the UK to France

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

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...

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US Airways: Horrible Disabled Treatment

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

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...

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

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.   BART Stations All stations have elevators to reach the loading docks and...

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Traveling the Streets of San Francisco by Wheelchair

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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Boston, Massachusetts Subway Access

Boston, Massachusetts Subway Access

It is certainly possible for someone in a manual wheelchair to travel the streets of Boston, Massachusetts 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...

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Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

Amtrak's Coast Starlight Train travels up the west coast from San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington with many stops along the way, including in Oakland, California.  I took this train but started...

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Practical Car Hire Tips for Wheelchair Users

Practical Car Hire Tips for Wheelchair Users

About 10% of the global population or 650 million have disabilities and it is estimated that 10% of them require wheelchairs, allowing them to live and travel independently. A primary concern for independent travel, however, is the use of car hire vehicles....

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