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Transportation can be a concern for people with mobility disabilities. Effective transportation is critical to people’s independence and their ability to advocate for themselves.

  • Some people with mobility disabilities use modified cars/vans. Some may need to rely on public transportation. If they are new to your city, town, or region, you may need to help them locate public transportation resources.
  • To accommodate people with mobility disabilities, you may need to alter policies and/or practices.  For some people, the “safe” pick-up and drop-off location may be too far from the shelter.  People with mobility problems may have more difficulty in snow, rain, or excessive heat.  In those cases, they may need to be dropped off right at the location for reasons of accessibility and safety.