Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Most certainly yes. There are very few if any measures taken to accommodate those with disabilities. - Mar 2021

It is not easy living in this city with an able body. I can imagine having a physical disability here would be very challenging. - Sep 2020

I suspect it would be challenging but not impossible. - Apr 2020

They would have trouble. There are some sidewalks but they aren't always maintained, and traffic is tough to cross sometimes. Many spaces aren't ADA accessible. - Sep 2017

Yes, probably. Sidewalks are improving as are wheelchair ramps, etc, but overall it would not be easy to have any physical disabilities here. - Mar 2017

Many difficulties. There are only a few streets that are stroller accessible, so getting around with wheelchairs would be an issue. - Sep 2013

Many, especially if chairbound. - Sep 2012

It would be extremely difficult for someone with physical difficulties due to the lack of sidewalks, broken paving/holes, drivers not stopping for pedestrians, etc. It is very dangerous to walk (or drive) in Sri Lanka. - Dec 2011

A lot. There are no sidewalks in lots places, lack of elevators and few restrooms with wheelchair access. - Feb 2010

It would be very difficult to move around on your own. However, people are very helpful. - Feb 2008

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