Jakarta - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes, most places do not have sidewalks and when they do they are uneven. Open drains are common and dangerous. - Oct 2021

Major facilities like shopping malls all have elevators. The sidewalks in the city are terrible (except for a few neighborhoods) so most people do not walk. Taxis are quite inexpensive. - Sep 2020

Yes. Sidewalks are non-existent and very few buildings are handicapped accessible. - Feb 2018

Yes. I think it would be challenging. - Jan 2015

It is not physical-disability friendly at all, despite its modernity! - Jan 2013

Hmm. Hard to say. Jakarta is not pedestrian friendly, all of us must drive to get anywhere anyways. A lot of places have elevators. - Jun 2012

life with disabilities would be horrid. - Jan 2012

It would be hard to get around unless you rely entirely on a car. (If in a wheelchair, you'd probably have to bring your own lift-equipped van.) Many streets do not have sidewalks, and where there are sidewalks, they may be very narrow, uneven with missing pavement/bricks, and gaping holes. Curbs can be very high. Most new malls have elevators and escalators, though. - Jul 2011

YES! Even the embassy is not compliant to the ADA. If you are in a wheelchair or on crutches everyday will be a challenge for you here. - Jul 2011

It would be hard, though it is easy to hire people to help you, there is no easy access for wheelchairs or any other accommodations. - Dec 2010

Jakarta is a city designed for vehicles, NOT pedestrians. One is collected, and deposited, by one's Driver, at doorways. Only the poverty stricken locals walk anywhere. - Nov 2010

Many difficulties. Sidewalks are an endangered species in Jakarta. - Jul 2010

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