New research reveals the world’s most accessible cities, and Dublin ranks 1st.
The study by money.co.uk ranked 20 of the world’s most visited cities on factors such as wheelchair accessibility, disabled parking spaces, and airport accessibility facilities for the hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted, to reveal the world’s most accessible cities.
You can view the full research here: https://www.money.co.uk/mortgages/accessible-cities
Taking the top spot as the most accessible city is the Irish capital, Dublin. Dublin has one of the most accessible airports of the 20 most visited cities and also has a very high number of disabled parking spaces, with 74% of city-centre car parks having disabled spaces.
Ranking in second place is Amsterdam, scoring highly across the board for accessibility. Many of the city’s attractions, including boat tours of the canals, can be accessed by wheelchair users, with Amsterdam Schiphol also being one of the most accessible airports in the world.
Joining Amsterdam in second place is New York, one of the most visited cities in the world. As well as JFK being a very disabled-friendly airport, NYC also has the highest percentage of hotels that are wheelchair accessible, with 36%.
Further Study Insights:
- All three of the cities with the highest percentage of wheelchair-friendly restaurants are located in Italy (Florence, Rome and Milan), a country known for its incredible food.
- Berlin has the greatest number of wheelchair friendly attractions (43% of the city’s attractions).
- By far the city centre that has the highest percentage of car parks with disabled spaces is Los Angeles, where 96% of parking lots in the city centre have disabled spaces.