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wheelchair help

Can anyone tell me if the taxis are wheelchair accessible in Rio.

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1. Re: wheelchair help

they are not and neither are almost all the buses

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there is no place on earth less suited for a person in a wheelchair than rio.not only are there no buses or taxis or hotels or apts set up for this purpose,but the culture is not receptive to the handicapped.

I saw a middle class girl cossing the street in a middle class neighborhood 10 days ago in rio who was run over,turned into a handicapped person,and nobody lifted a finger to help her.

finally I and a taxi driver went to help her.the accident occured directly in front of posto#5 in barra de tujuca.the lifeguards did not help her.the police came only becaused I stopped them driving by.

This was a teenage girl legaly crossing the street in her own neighborhood.none of the locals lifted a finger to help.

So,what do you think of your chances in Rio?!

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