Disabled and handicapped visitors to the National Mall in Washington DC face a daunting challenge to get to such places as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. Nonpartisan Pedicab has launched a new service that gives access to visitors with disabilities to all the national memorials.
The new service for disabled and handicapped visitors includes:
Get a free pickup from any downtown location — hotels, restaurants, museums, parking garages, Metro stations
Get dropped off at any downtown location at the end of the tour
Get closer to the memorials than any other form of transportation. Nonpartisan Pedicab can get much closer to each memorial than a bus tour or available handicapped parking spaces
Personal assistance getting in out of the pedicab at each national memorial. A pedicab can get right up to the curb. Furthermore, the pedicab is equipped with a step and a handlebar, which makes it easier to get in and out of than any motor vehicle.
There is room on the pedicab for a folding wheelchair, a service animal and other necessary equipment
The tour guide is always happy to personally guide a wheelchair into the monuments
Tours of the National Mall include a visit to all the major memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the FDR Memorial, the MLK Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the WWII Memorial and the White House. All tours include a detailed historical narrative of everything the guest is seeing.
What are the advantages that disabled and handicapped visitors to Washington DC will find on a Nonpartisan Pedicab tour that are not available on a bus tour?
On a bus tour, you must always deal with getting up and down steps, particularly if it is a double decker bus. With Nonpartisan Pedicab, there are no steps since we can get right up to the curb.
The bus tour stops at a distance from each memorial, and you must walk much further for access into each. With Nonpartisan Pedicab, we stop as close as possible. There are dedicated pedicab stands right next to each major memorial.
The bus tour is impersonal, with the tour guide making announcements over a loudspeaker to the entire group. Nonpartisan Pedicab offers private tours, and your tour guide speaks to you directly and is happy to answer any question you might have about US History, architecture and the history of the city of Washington DC.
A bus tour requires you to wait for the next available bus after each stop. With Nonpartisan Pedicab, we wait for you and go on your own schedule and at your own pace.
On a bus tour, there are fixed points to start and end your tour. With Nonpartisan Pedicab, we pick you up and drop you off at any downtown location of your choice.
I am a full-time wheelchair user, so accessibility was a priority! I was unable to find exactly what I wanted for my husband and I to really experience D.C. in a do-able way! UNTIL my search “landed” on Nonpartisan Pedicab! . . . My chair folded and stored easily and off we went! Oh my goodness, there aren’t enough words to express what a terrific 3 1/2 hours we had as Alex pedaled and talked (didn’t even breathe heavy up and down, in and around the hills and streets)! We saw all the monuments, the memorials and the offices/museums that comprise the National Mall and a bit beyond! If we wanted to get out and see things closer, Alex unloaded my chair, waited for us and we resumed the tour!
Donna W, Kansas City, TripAdvisor review 10/6/17
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