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

I believe it would be somewhat difficult as there are a fair amount of older buildings around the city which have narrow doorways and only stairs. Newer buildings, malls and public transportation (subways, buses) have elevators and wheelchair access. - Jul 2020

It seems that each neighborhood has areas with accessible places and large sidewalks, though it might be difficult to get around the smaller alleys or walkup apartment buildings in older areas of the city. The MRT and buses are all accessible though sometimes crowded. - Dec 2018

I don't think so. Public transport is very accessible for wheelchairs (especially the MRT), and many streets have well-maintained sidewalks, apart from the smaller ones. - Jul 2018

I do not have any personal experience with mobility issues, however I have noted that the sidewalks in Taipei tend to have really high curbs and only some sidewalks have ramps to get on or off the curb. Additionally there are some metro stations/ tunnel systems that do not have elevators. - Mar 2017

No, excellent public transportation assistance for those with handicaps. Most buildings are well equipped with elevators. Getting around should be assessed before choosing housing. - Nov 2016

the city seems very accessible. I have seen blind people and people in wheelchairs on the metro. - Aug 2015

No, would be a very easy city. Except for the hills in Tienmu and some uneven sidewalks. - Apr 2015

Sidewalks are mostly paved with marble which gets extremely slippy when it rains and not all businesses are accessible by anything other than stairs. - Sep 2013

Everything is fairly handicap-friendly. Lots of escalators, good sidewalks etc. Certain areas of the city, like Tienmu, are very hilly though. - Jul 2013

Sidewalks are a little bumpy and uneven, but by and large I think the Taiwanese would be quite accommodating. - May 2013

It would be hard, as sidewalks are limited and don't always have ramps. - May 2012

Only the major streets have sidewalks (which can be sloped and have small steps), so getting around on foot can be a hassle on the smaller alleys and lanes where pedestrians are low on the pecking order behind scooters, cars, and taxis. The MRT (subway) is very accessible for people with disabilities, but buses rarely have lifts for wheelchairs. - Jun 2009

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