Bloomberg stated that “it’s too dangerous” for wheelchair users to hail a cab in NYC and that most drivers would “pretend they didn’t see them”. He also said wheelchair users “sit too far from the driver to establish a dialogue” and therefore “they would not tip well”.
It’s time to call out the offensive remarks of Bloomberg by showing your support for a fully-accessible NYC taxi fleet. Sadly, only 231 of the City’s 13,000 taxis are accessible to wheelchair users.
The New York Daily News is taking an online poll regarding the desirability of accessible taxis.
United Spinal has advocated for accessible taxis in NYC for many years. But this fight reaches far beyond the City’s front lines. If NYC creates an equitable system of accessible public transportation then other cities both small and large will follow.
You need not be a City resident to join this cause as it affects our entire community. So please let your voice be heard by taking this important survey that only takes a few seconds to complete.