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Mobility in the City Video: Los Angeles – with Aaron Baker, SCI Lifestyle Specialist

Aaron Baker
Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist | Shield HealthCare
12/22/16  4:23 PM PST

Aaron Baker has been living with a spinal cord injury for 17 years and using a wheelchair in Los Angeles. In this first video in a series about getting around in a wheelchair in different metropolitan areas, Aaron explores the public transportation scene in and around Los Angeles.

In this video, Aaron starts at LAX, before boarding the FlyAway bus bound for Hollywood. Aaron then rolls the Walk of Fame and grabs an In-N-Out burger for lunch. Next up, he grabs the Number 2 bus to Vermont and Sunset so he can take the Griffith Observatory shuttle up the hill to the spectacular views. Then it’s back on the shuttle to take the Red Line subway into downtown for a quick look around. Up next is the Expo Line out to Santa Monica just in time to watch a classic sunset over the ocean.

This video is all about using a wheelchair in Los Angeles, but we’ll be filming more videos soon! Comment to tell us which city you’d like to see Aaron explore next.

For more information, see related articles and resources here:

Find relevant transportation links below:

  • LAX FlyAwayFor information about the shuttle between LA spots and the Los Angeles International Airport
  • Metro.netFor schedules of buses, subways, light rails and shuttles in Los Angeles
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5 Comments

  1. Pattie Sturgill
    Posted January 12, 2017 at 9:31 am PDT

    I loved your video. You did a great job showing how easy it was for getting around. You said you did some research first , where did you look? You ended at Santa Monica Beach, how did you get back home?

  2. Aimee Sharp
    Posted January 13, 2017 at 10:45 am PDT

    Hi Pattie! Thanks for your comment. We’re so glad you enjoyed the video. Aaron was really surprised about how easy it was to get around the city. Thanks for your question about research – we’ve added some relevant links in the article that you might find useful. Aaron actually had a friend pick him up from the beach, but had he needed to get back to LAX from the beach, he could have taken a bus (for instance, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus – line 3 goes between the Santa Monica Pier and the airport, and all of their buses have ramps – https://www.bigbluebus.com/) Thanks again! -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

  3. yolanda
    Posted January 12, 2017 at 11:16 am PDT

    That is pretty cool and a inexpensive way to get around in comparison to Access service. I think I will give it a try…. Thanks!

  4. Carmen
    Posted January 15, 2017 at 6:36 am PDT

    It looks nice but could go 2 Sacramento California cause i live close by the info was nice 2 c

  5. Aimee Sharp
    Posted January 19, 2017 at 8:27 am PDT

    Thanks for the suggestion of where to head next! We’ll add it to our list. 🙂 -Aimee, Shield HealthCare

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