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April 20, 2005 - United Spinal Association and Taxis for All Campaign at Roll-In Demonstration

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larger photo of a row of inaccessible New York City cabs

No Accessible Cabs
On the street looking up Manhattan's Seventh Avenue (and 34th Street), with pedestrians (and a security officer) walking on the sidewalk, there are three New York City yellow cabs. The cab closest in our view has its side doors slightly ajar.

According to a May 4, 2005 report by NY1's Gary Anthony Ramsay, "there are 29 wheelchair accessible cabs in the city in a fleet of more than 12,700. Even though that is four times higher than the number last year, it still means that New Yorkers who are wheelchair disabled would have a 1 in 400 shot of getting one of those taxis under the best of circumstances. During rush hour it's one in a 1,000."

Link to this report and video shots of a May 4, 2005 taxi hearing and interview:

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