Despite winning plaudits for urban innovation, Medellín still has many areas for improvement when it comes to accessibility for those with reduced mobility.
While all metro stations are now wheelchair accessible, other mass-transit options, including the small buses that link many other destinations, are not. Medellín's topography makes it a challenge for travelers with limited mobility. There are stairs on many public roads, especially in neighborhoods higher up on the hillsides.
Most shopping centers, airports and major museums are accessible for travelers with disabilities and usually have dedicated wheelchair-friendly bathrooms. Private businesses are less likely to have ramps and other facilities, although most top-end hotels and some midrange places have at least some accessible rooms.