Zagreb - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Maybe. Cars park half on the sidewalks, and those are often uneven anyway. Seems like a number of two-story+ buildings have only stairs as well. - Jan 2023

Yes. Many buildings do not have elevators, sidewalks are not always even (if they are on the street at all) and the hills would make it hard to get around. - Jul 2018

There is handicap accessible parking, but it is very limited. Many, many buildings have stairs, sidewalks are often broken up or parked on. - Apr 2016

Yes. Zagreb is an old Central European city and was certainly not designed to make living with disabilities easy. High curbs, narrow sidewalks, and old buildings with either no or very small elevators are among the challenges that someone with a physical disability would face living there. Newer or renovated construction is starting to incorporate ramps and the like, but these buildings remain the exception rather than the norm. - Aug 2014

For sure. Great lack of sidewalks. - Jun 2014

Like most older European cities (especially Eastern Europe), the infrastructure is extremely lacking and if you were handicapped, you'd have a real hard time. - Feb 2014

It could be tough. There are some accommodations, but not to the extent one would find in a larger European city. - Jan 2012

It would be difficult, because most of the streets are crammed with cars. However most places are wheel-chair accessible. - Oct 2010

The sidewalks (when there are any) are either 18 inches wide or else blocked by a car parked on top of it. It's just not handicapped accessible in general, although there are lots of designated handicapped parking spots. - Mar 2009

I have the impression the city is by no means fully accessible, but I see slow progress being made. Still a long way to go. - Mar 2009

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