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Sao Paulo



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

Yes. Especially if you need assistance getting around. Due to the bad infrastructure, the sidewalks are very broken and uneven which makes any kind of assistance equipment impossible to use. Handicap parking is also hard to find. - Nov 1, 2017
Probably. It just would't be that easy to get around. - Apr 11, 2017
Potentially, the sidewalks are pretty bad. - Jan 15, 2017
Yes, however the issues are manageable. - Jan 6, 2017
The sidewalks are rough. It would be hard for someone who uses a wheelchair to get around. - Aug 5, 2015
The city is getting better, but older buildings do not have handicap accessibility. That can include apartment buildings and shopping. Also, some of the doors are very slim. - Aug 2, 2013
Sidewalks and businesses are very often not wheelchair friendly. There are few sidewalk cut-outs, and ramps only at major grocery stores, etc. But there are sidewalks through most of the city. - Dec 13, 2012
Many. Streets and walkways are generally not wheelchair accessible. - Jan 25, 2012
It is a Latin American city with limitations - Jan 17, 2012
Lots. The 'sidewalks' are horrible even for someone with no walking disabilities. Elevators are limited in stores. - Jan 3, 2012
Not too bad. Ramps are common at public places for wheelchair accessibility. - Oct 26, 2008
Tons. - Aug 14, 2008