Now in its 9th year, National Mobility Awareness Month is celebrated each May. The event was created by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) to bring together community leaders around the world and highlight life-changing mobility solutions. According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, more than 25 million Americans have a disability that limits travel, with more than 3 million reporting to the study that they do not leave their homes. The report also shows that people with disabilities make fewer trips away from home daily and that the number of trips made declines with age. In fact, seven in ten people with disabilities reported limiting their day-to-day travel.
The theme for National Mobility Month this year is Say Hello to New Destinations, a fitting goal for travel lovers who have been stuck at home for more than a year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family members, friends, and colleagues who have been missing one another from miles and oceans apart are also ready to celebrate additional mobility this year, as travel restrictions ease and more businesses and community spaces re-open. At Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals, we can’t wait to help get our clients back on the road with safe and reliable independent transportation rental options, putting you safely back in the driver’s seat.
Unfortunately, all communities or travel destinations are not created equal when it comes to access for disabled travelers. For example, only 25% of New York’s subway stations are ADA-accessible, while 124 of 492 MTA stations in Washington, D.C. are. In fact, according to the NMEDA, 80 percent of wheelchair users in the U.S. and Canada say that their local public transportation systems are difficult to use. That’s why Wheelers is committed to making it easier for everyone to travel to destinations both near and far safely this year. Our accessible independent transportation services provide low-cost, reliable rental vehicles in Arizona and almost every major city across the U.S.
If you’re looking for an accessible way to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, we are here to help. We’re also ready to help you re-connect with friends, family, and the places you have been missing over the past long year with wheelchair accessible van rentals. Wheelers can also help get you back to daily activities post lock-down, whether it’s a doctor’s appointment, business meeting, or community event. With reliable delivery and pick-up of our van rentals, Wheelers can help get you where you need to be in 2021 and beyond.
To make accessible travel simple, we deliver your vehicle rental directly to you at the airport, your home, a hotel, or office location. Many of our vehicle rental locations across the country can also deliver Power Wheelchair and Scooters with your rented van to ensure you and your family have everything you need to get back on the road again.
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