Thursday, July 12, 2007

Moscow's 'potholed pavement' set for improvements

Moscow sounds like a rough place if you have mobility challenges. This Moscow News article cites its "potholed pavement and roads," "heavy doors to enter buildings and the underground" and "urban transport ... equipped with impossibly high steps. Wheelchair ramps are a rare luxury.""How do the disabled people survive in Moscow?" the article asks.
The good news is that there is improvement planned. The city government has announced a comprehensive effort at improving access significantly over the next two years. The city's budget for the project is 22.5 billion rubles (about $900 million U.S.) . (Photo of Moscow scene by antoniolite via


At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my favorite blogs is,
What an interesting place!
I'm not surprised to read that they are behind on handicap reforms. - dh


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