Many cities have already adapted their infrastructure and services for people with impaired mobility. In this post we have gathered a list of the most accessible cities in the world.
Berlin is one of the most accessible capital cities. It was awarded with the Access City Award in 2013.
Almost all public buildings are adapted and accessible for wheelchair users such as cinemas, restaurants, theatres…
They are also acknowledged by their adapted public transport services.
This US city has also been adapted with accessible infrastructure for people with impaired mobility and offers a great variety of activities for disabled people. Public transport is also 100% accessible.
In spite of the fact that the infrastructure of its old town is difficult to adapt, this city has become one of the worlds’ most accessible. Public buses are adapted and there is a braille information system across the city.
Milan is other city which was awarded with the Access City Award in 2016 thanks to its adapted monuments and historic building.
They adapted their public transport network almost forty years ago. It is also at the top of the ranking for the most accessible destinations in the world according to the website Wheelchair Travel.
A team of architects and designers was gathered to adapt the whole city so that their public institutions, shops and other type of business and transport system were fully adapted for people on wheelchair.
Stockholm aimed to change into a fully accessible city. With that purpose, Easy Access was created between 1999 and 2011 based on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. However, that was not the last step towards accessibility. Vision Stockholm in 2030 is currently working which is a project to make the city fully accessible.
We would like to end our list with a Spanish city. In spite of its narrow streets, Pamplona has become one of the most accessible cities in the world thanks to its adapted parks, sidewalks and walkways, etc.