Guadalajara - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The sidewalks are not smooth and are heavily rooted out, so a wheelchair may struggle in some parts of the city. - Aug 2023

Someone with physical disabilities would have more trouble navigating GDL than comparable US cities, but it is significantly more friendly for disabilities than most of the world. - Jan 2023

Guadalajara doesn't really have many crosswalk signals, the roads and sidewalks can be fairly uneven, and there are few obvious ramps or automatic doors. - Feb 2015

It would be possible to live here, I think, though not as easy as in the U.S. - Jan 2015

Compared to the U.S., yes. Compared to most other countries? Definitely not. Guadalajara is working hard to make the city more accessible. - Oct 2014

Sidewalks are not made for people with disabilities. - May 2014

The sidewalks are not always there, some have large holes, and many buildings do not have elevators, so it could be a problem. - Apr 2014

A lot, both in the city and at the consulate, which has no elevator. Most sidewalks are badly damaged, and many facilities have no ramps for wheelchairs. - Jun 2013

Yes. There are wheelchair ramps on all city sidewalks, but the sidewalks are in horrible condition. - Jan 2012

Someone in a wheelchair would have great difficulty getting around because of the poor quality of the sidewalks. Many buildings do not have elevators, either. - Jan 2011

They would have some problems getting around. The sidewalks are horrible here; some have trees growing in the middle of them, and others have steps built into them. - Jun 2010

A Mexican friend who is handicaped told me that the city is pretty wheelchair accessible. However, I've seen many ramps that are a bit steep. The consulate is NOT handicap accessible except on the first floor. - Feb 2008

Many buildings are handicap accessible including the consulate. - Jan 2008


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