Montevideo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I am not sure. I have trouble navigating the sidewalks with a stroller but with patience I am able to get everywhere I need. They are wide, and plentiful in Punta Carretas and Pocitos, but often have potholes or are lacking ramps (or covered in dog poo). That being said, I have been impressed that parks and beaches all seem to be accessible with nice ramps, and some newer playgrounds have accessible equipment. - Aug 2022

It is better than many places with ramps at many buildings and on street corners but sidewalks can be in disrepair. - Nov 2021

I think it could be ok in some newer areas of the city but not others where there are old sidewalks and no escalators or elevators. Most apartments have elevators but entering the building could be a challenge with steps. - Jul 2020

I think Uruguayans are helpful and kind and would be willing to lend a hand to anyone with physical disabilities if they can; living downtown would be difficult but not impossible. - Aug 2018

Commuting on the street may be difficult for someone in a wheelchair as most of the sidewalks are not handicapped accessible. - Jun 2017

It wouldn't be the hardest city to get around in with physical disabilities but it's not up to U.S. standards. - Aug 2016

Yes, yes, yes. None of the public transportation is equipped to assist - taxi or bus. Some of the newer buildings might have some work done to assist. The older buildings, none to little. Sidewalks are terrible - if there are sidewalks. The Rambla and the newer areas are the exception. - Mar 2014

Many, since the infrastructure (sidewalks, etc.) is poorly maintained. There is also a lot of dog excrement on the sidewalks. - May 2013

Sidewalks are often broken up, poorly maintaned. Many older buildings don't have elevators. - Mar 2012

Difficult. The city is not well kept. Sidewalks are very poor. - Jan 2009

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