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“Roll-ability” of Bangkok Sidewalks

The majority of sidewalks in Bangkok present significant accessibility challenges to wheelchair users. The most common issues are a lack of curb cuts and ramps, general disrepair, large crowds, and potholes.

Thailand is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and the accessibility of sidewalks is slowly improving. Although foot paths in the more developed and tourist regions of the city are generally accessible, this is not true everywhere. When sidewalks are “accessible,” they are often old, deteriorating and cracked. Even on Sukhumvit Road, [...]

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