Lack of adaptive transportation methods can make it difficult for people with disabilities to travel to or live in a major, metropolitan area. Fortunately, there are a number of U.S. cities that have worked to ensure that all residents and visitors are able to experience the sights and lifestyle without accessibility barriers. Here are five that are in the top accessible cities in the United States.
Providing mobility equipment fitted bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services to the community, Portland’s TriMet system makes the city an accessible haven. With over 250 minibuses and more than a dozen wheelchair accessible vehicles on the streets, the city has worked to ensure its every resident, regardless of ability, is fully connected to the community.
With a fully wheelchair accessible bus and rail system that provides priority seating to riders with disabilities, Denver’s Regional Transportation District works to transport city dwellers in comfort. Additionally, a newly established program, Access-a-Ride, will give passengers with disabilities a lift anywhere within a three-quarter mile radius of its transit system.
Home to MC Mobility Systems and Wright State University; this city gives you a plethora of options on how to navigate the area. MC Mobility and Ability Van Rentals; offers you the option to rent a vehicle for a low rate, and use the website to find a wheelchair van in your county. This is a statewide service, and reservations can be made in advance, or same-day. Wright State University has a disabilities services office that provides programs, services, and activities that allow students with disabilities to participate in all facets of university life according to their unique abilities and interest. This unique program allows them to realize their full potential and not let their disability hinder their university experience.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A mild climate, picturesque location and 100 percent ADA compliant transportation system make Albuquerque an ideal destination for travelers with disabilities or those looking to settle down in warmer weather.
This West Coast city boasts an incredible transportation system, offering a shared ride program, paratransit services, and a map of accessible downtown routes for travelers with disabilities. Making your way through Seattle is also cost-effective, with reduced fares for passengers with a disability.
Planning your next vacation? These popular destinations have worked tirelessly to ensure that you and your family are able to enjoy every aspect of the city without affording a worry to accessibility issues.
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