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La Paz



Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Yes! Cobblestone, broken sidewalks, severe grades up and down streets. - Sep 2, 2016
Yes. Everything is uphill here. - Jun 9, 2015
YES. Sidewalks are NOT friendly in general as they are not even and in rough shape. Moreover, being in a valley, you're pretty much always walking up or down hill. - Apr 6, 2015
Yes. Sidewalks are in awful repair or nonexistent. It can be hard for able bodied people to get around with the altitude. Ramp grades are very steep and most buildings do not have elevators. Medical care is very hit and miss. - Nov 8, 2014
This city, located in a deep mountain valley, is difficult for most able-bodied persons to navigate. Most office buildings and houses are multi-story and many are without elevators. Many roads are cobblestone; when sidewalks exist, they are often filled with obstacles like vendors, construction materials and dogs. Accessibility is not typically considered, even in new construction, and places that could have been made accessible are often filled with unnecessary and inexplicable minor level changes. - Jan 1, 2014
The roads/sidewalks are very bumpy and hard to navigate. There aren't any accommodations made for people with physical disabilities. - Jul 22, 2013
Many. The city is very high and you are going uphill all the time. Cobblestones and dirt roads are common. Sidewalks are frequently broken and uneasy to walk on. - Jun 22, 2013
Plenty. This is an old city with stones everywhere. - Jul 20, 2012
Not made for disabilities. - Feb 9, 2012
Very hilly with cobblestone roads and evenly paved sidewalks (when there are sidewalks). - Aug 7, 2011
Not impossible but the infrastructure mostly isn't set up for individuals with physical limitations. The high altitude exacerbates any problems with high blood pressure or heart problems. This is a serious consideration for this post. Even physically fit people are taken aback when they get here and their bodies have to adjust. - May 27, 2011
A lot. Roads and side walks are in very poor condition. People don't respect the traffic signs and it is very disorganize. - May 26, 2011
Many difficulties, there is very little handicapped parking. Also, the sidewalks can be uneven or non-existent in some areas. I have not seen very many wheelchair ramps either. - Mar 14, 2011
Lots. - Aug 25, 2010
Streets go up and down. Someon on a wheelchair would have a very difficult time. Sidewalks are in bad condition, buildings d not accomodate for people with disabilities. - Jan 7, 2010
Difficult due to lack of infrastructure for physical disabilities. - Aug 21, 2009