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

Perhaps. It isn’t really a walkable city, so if you have a car or other means of transportation, it could be doable. The sidewalks around the Consulate area have ramps. There are handicapped parking spaces in most of the grocery stores and shopping centers. Not a lot of high rises around, so there isn’t a need for elevators/stairs. The Consulate seems ADA-accessible. - Jun 2019


It is a driving city. - Feb 2019


Yes and no. There aren't sidewalks, you will have to drive everywhere, but all of the newer developments are built and designed to be friendly to those with disabilities. I wouldn't rule out Juarez as an option. - Jan 2019


There are some sidewalks, but not always. - Jun 2016


No sidewalks. This is not a walkable city in any way. - Apr 2016


No sidewalks to speak of. - Apr 2016


There are definitely not the accommodations one would find in the U.S. but overall I think it could be OK. Most supermarkets, malls, etc. are accessible. - Dec 2015


no, I don't think so - Aug 2015


Juarez is not a walking friendly city anyhow as there are only a few sidewalks located around the Consulate, so I would guess that someone with a physical disability would get along fine in Juarez. The Consulate is a beautiful new building, elevator access so I would imagine the person could easily get around the interior. When travelling to El Paso, that is not a walking friendly city either. A car is key. - Jun 2015


Not if they had a car, they would likely be ok. - Jun 2014


Not sure. - Aug 2013


There are little to no sidewalks or ramps. - Aug 2013


I don't believe so. - Jun 2013


Sidewalks, where they exist, are torn up and uneven. Buses and taxis do not accommodate disabilities (not that you'd want to be on a bus anyway). - Sep 2012


I don't think it is much different from any other U.S. city. - Feb 2012


Many. There are not sidewalks in many areas, many buildings are not handicapped accessible. - Jul 2011


Not if they can drive. The new Consulate compound seems accessable. - Jun 2011


Nowhere in Mexico is well designed for people with disabilities, but there are some handicapped parking spaces. At least one of those we know of has a power pole in the middle of it, so maybe it is the parking space itself which suffers the disability. - Mar 2009


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