Where to Roll in Miami: A Wheelchair Users Guide to Wynwood

With your new wheelchair van rented and ready to explore all of South Florida’s fun and sun, you may want to venture into some of the area’s art and culture as well. Just a little bit South of Fort Lauderdale airport and north of the Miami airport is a renovated and accessible option that will delight not only your senses but your taste buds as well. 

Check out this guide from pushliving.com where Deborah J Davis and Kim Chamberlain took their wheels out for this special preview of what Wynwood has to offer. Enjoy the ride!

“A living neighborhood packed with art, culture, and innovation”

In just a few short years, the former warehouse district of Wynwood has become the arts hub of South Florida. It started with murals, street art, and graffiti – encouraged, unconventionally, by the neighborhood’s early developers, spawning vibrant spaces teeming with outdoor art.

Today, there are more than 70 galleries and museums, dozens of new restaurants and bars, and hundreds of companies, creators, and innovators working in a place that just feels alive.” Greater Miami and the Beaches

Wynwood by Wheelchair

This ex-warehouse area covered in street art is home to galleries, an indie-cinema, and private art collections.

Well known for the Graffiti Walls that are a visual treat in and of themselves, this is a good place to start your rolling tour of this area. Parking is not easy, and we only identified one accessible parking space…but there are parking lots for $10 throughout.

The streets are dusty and muddy from work still being done, and the ramps are in need of work to make them fully usable, so you may want to bring your electric chair,  big wheel tires or freewheel wheelchair attachment.

Once parked, the action is pretty concentrated, so there is much to see, eat and drink within a 4-5 block radius.

There are still some locations that do have a single step in but feel free to knock on the door and ask for access. The area is new and they are being tested and they need to see that we DO exist on wheels. That is why they need to (before they are sued and required to pay more to ADA attorneys create equal access.

Wynwoodis amajor revitalization projectthat has successfully turned a district that was once a place of homelessness, crime, and decay into a multimillion-dollar development project that highlights artists, small business owners, boutiques and fun! “

If you can’t gain access, take a photo of yourself at the location and let us know…we can help make an impact to change this for the next person. The point is, we can’t go backward…and they just may need to be educated or reminded 😉e 

See full article on PUSHLiving.com

Wynwood Walls
Deborah Davis at Wynwood Miami
Deborah Davis at Wynwood Miami
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