Yerevan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes. Sidewalks are in ill repair. One employee stepped on a sidewalk grate and fell through it. Safety and accommodating physical handicaps are not a priority in Armenia. - Jan 2022

Yes, Armenia is not friendly for the disabled. There are no sidewalks outside of the city center, no ramps, lots of potholes, and it makes it almost impossible for wheelchairs. - Aug 2021

Yes, most definitely. - May 2021

The city is not built with the disabled in mind, so there are no wheelchair ramps, elevators can be small even for two standing adults, etc. There are medical hospitals, but I cannot attest to how they are at helping the disabled. - Mar 2017

Probably. - Oct 2014

A lot. This is not a physical disability-friendly country. Drivers are aggressive and there is not a lot of sidewalk space for walking. Have never seen anyone on the street with a physical disability. - Sep 2011

A lot. Streets are generally not wheelchair friendly. Many buildings don't have ramps. - Oct 2009

Immense. The infrastructure in central city Yerevan is terrible--the provinces are only worse. Ramps, designated parking spaces and the like are basically non-existent. Sidewalks are generally torn up and there are very few crosswalks--and those that exist aren't respected by drivers. - Jul 2008

This city is not equipped to handle people with physical disabilities in any way. - Jan 2008


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