Dear Editor,

I’m planning a trip to New York City soon but the last time I was there stairs were not a problem like they are now. Does anyone know if a person who can’t climb stairs can get down into the subways? Or will I be limited to buses and cabs?

Barbara

There are only a handful of New York subway stops that are accessible to people who can’t climb stairs; not enough to make using the subway a practical transportation choice. Cabs and buses will be your best bet. I’m not sure if you use a wheelchair or not, but cabs and buses with lifts are available throughout the city. Otherwise, as you know, regular cabs can be found everywhere.