Greater City Providence

WPRI: Study: Providence worst city for the disabled

A study released Wednesday suggests that Providence is the worst city in the U.S. for people with disabilities.


Overall, Providence finished dead last. Rhode Island’s capital was also ranked last in economic environment for the disabled, 146th in health care, and 101st for quality of life.

Could scenes like this have anything to do with the poor quality of life for the disabled in Providence?

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

1 comment

  • I travel to 40 cities a year (all in the top 150 class) and I am not sure I buy into that rating…but the illegal parking is something I do recognize in PVD.

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