GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 3, March 2007
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Welcome to the March 2007 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Sharing your travel experiences can help supply reliable access knowledge for other disabled travelers. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share improve travel

 

CONTENTS

 

1. NEW VENICE BRIDGE IGNORES DISABLED ACCESS

2. GETTING ABOUT IN GREATER BRISTOL, UK

3. PRAGUE’S NEW TRAMS
4. CAYMAN BRAC: ADAPTIVE DIVING

5. WEEKEND IN LONDON

6. GERMANY: RHINELAND JOURNEY

 

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1. NEW VENICE BRIDGE IGNORES DISABLED ACCESS

 

This summer, Venice’s new Ponte Calatrava, which will traverse the Grand Canal and connect the railway station with a large public parking lot at Piazzale Roma, should prove a boon for general tourism. But the disabled community won’t most likely share la dolce vita. While the bridge’s architect, Santiago Calatrava, is reportedly providing walkabouts with a modernistic-looking bridge, wheelies may need to start practicing the backstroke to compensate for his lack of accessible planning.


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2. GETTING ABOUT IN GREATER BRISTOL, UK

 

The “Getting About in Greater Bristol” web site details accessible transportation options for some of the United Kingdom’s loveliest regions, including Bath and Northeast Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Whether it’s a bus, rail, taxi, day cruise or ferry, their site covers the choices. But there is so much more than transportation options available on their site. Need to know the locations of accessible public bathrooms in Bath? Wondering about shopping or museum access in the various regions? Wonder no more. Point your browser to http://www.gettingaboutgreaterbristol.org/index.htm

 

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3. PRAGUE’S NEW TRAMS

 

Scenic Prague has so much access to offer disabled travelers and soon that will include more accessible trams. Last month, the city debuted their newly renovated wheelchair-accessible tram. As funding permits, more accessible trams will be put to service. Prague hopes to have only accessible trams on-line by 2013. Learn more at this link to the “Prague Post” at http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2007/02/14/trams-aid-disabled-riders.php

 

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4. CAYMAN BRAC: ADAPTIVE DIVING

The Dive Pirates, in conjunction with Cayman Brac Reef Beach Resort on Cayman Brac Island, is now offering adaptive diving programs for people with various disabilities, including those with mobility, hearing and/or visual impairments. To learn more, visit http://www.divepirates.org/index.html and http://www.bracreef.com

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5. WEEKEND IN LONDON

Syd & June Burns, of Penrith, England, recently spent a lively weekend touring London with their family.  Share their winter holiday at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/london07burns.htm

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6. GERMANY: RHINELAND JOURNEY

Laurie Zentner, of Phoenix, Arizona, shares her travels through Germany's Rhineland with her best friend, Heather Elizabeth Erhart. Experience their adventure at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/germany07erhart.htm

 

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