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cnlb2005
08-10-2007, 09:02 AM
I wanted 2 know what cities are handicapped friendly?

I went to Atlanta recently and found it 2 be pretty accessible. If you're in a wheelchair(especially), in the city you have the train/buses that seem 2 connect everywhere. Plus I notice the bulidings either were ground level or provided a ramp.

I live in Detroit and it's not disbled friendly. We lack way behind.

On a scale of 1-10:
Atlanta 8.5
Detroit 4

Please add to this list, include your own city. We never know where some of us may end up. And in my condition I like to know as much about a city b4 I get there.

Saysusie
08-13-2007, 12:53 PM
Thanx Tadpole :lol:
Do you google a city prior to your arrival to find out about their accessibility? Or do you call the City's Planning Department? I guess both are good ways to find out!
Again...Thanx
Saysusie

magistramarla
08-14-2007, 08:32 PM
I've been traveling a bit this summer, so here are my observations.
San Antonio (home base) - not great - The Via bus tries hard for the disabled, but many attractions are not easy for the disabled.
Nashville, Tn. - The parts that I visited weren't too easy, but the Parthenon is disabled- friendly and a great experience.
Dallas - The airport gets an A+ from me - I was treated wonderfully by their staff. The Dart local rail system is fairly easy to navigate. Downtown is a bit challenging, but the Dallas Art Museum is worth the walk and it is disabled-friendly inside.
The Las Vegas Strip - EXTREMELY Disabled-friendly. Of course, they are making it easy for you to spend your money. The Deuce Bus goes up and down the strip, and is easy to navigate. The monorail is a bit more challenging to get to, but is a good way to get between some of the hotel/casinos. Most of the hotels will help you to rent a scooter if you desire. The airport badly needs some updating, but the staff is willing to help with plenty of wheelchairs.
Phoenix- The airport is quite accommodating, but watch out for the taxis. I was over-charged by one, but very well-treated by another. The city itself is quite disabled-friendly, probably because there are many retired folks living there.
This thread was a great idea. I travel as much as I can when I'm out of school, so I'll try to remember to add to it when I travel.
Anyone else been globe-trotting??
Marla

cnlb2005
08-17-2007, 10:27 AM
Thanx Tadpole :lol:
Do you google a city prior to your arrival to find out about their accessibility? Or do you call the City's Planning Department? I guess both are good ways to find out!
Again...Thanx
Saysusie

asking someone that's not disabled doesn't always yield the answers u want. that's why i came here 2 ask since most of us suffer from some sort of physical limitation. what better place 2 get a more accurate feel then from people who've experienced it

cnlb2005
08-17-2007, 10:29 AM
thanks marla 4 the info. especially nashville cause i want 2 visit there and memphis

cnlb2005
08-17-2007, 10:29 AM
thanks marla 4 the info. especially nashville cause i want 2 visit there and memphis