Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Not recommended. - Dec 2021

Would be very hard. - Oct 2021

Probably. The sidewalks here are often non existent and the city is very hilly. That being said, there are a few places here that are accessible because the former president has been confined to a wheelchair for most of his reign! - Aug 2021

Yes, a person with physical disabilities would have great trouble living in Algiers. There aren't many sidewalks and the roads are crowded and hilly. It's one of the list accessible cities I've ever seen. - Apr 2021

Very much so, hardly any sidewalks and even then cars blocking the few that exist. No ramps anywhere either. - Oct 2020

Yes. - Oct 2020

Yes, it's hilly and often there are no sidewalks and very narrow streets and passageways. - Sep 2019

Yes - Mar 2019

Yes. Forget lack of handicap accessibility, the lack of pedestrian infrastructure makes it tough for non-handicapped people to get around and few-to-none apartments are handicap-accessible. - Sep 2016

Yes. Very hilly and sidewalks are extremely spotty. - Jun 2016

Immense. The majority of the streets don't even have sidewalks, and some that do are crumbling and don't have curb cuts. Few government buildings have elevators. My advice would be don't come if you have mobility issues. - Mar 2014

Yes, very few sidewalks, and it's very hilly. - Oct 2013

There are few accommodations for handicapped people, in my limited experience. - Dec 2011

Decent footpaths were non-existant. It would be difficult in a wheel chair, or if walking was a problem that is for sure. There is really no thought as far as people with disabilities go. It is Africa, and this is one of the wealthier African Countries, but there just isn't the infra-stucture in these countries to make it easy for disabled people I'm afraid. - Sep 2008

The city and all infrastructure are not yet equipped for these situations. - May 2008

They would not be able to get around. There are no facilities for those who have physical handicaps. - Mar 2008

Quite a few. The streets and sidewalks are in disrepair and there are not many elevator or ramps. You have to make quite an effort to avoid using stairs. - Feb 2008

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