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Recreation

Accessible outdoor recreation information is coming to Access Northern California in the spring of 2009. Sign up for Access Northern California's newsletter to recieve a notification.

Currently accessible trail information for the San Francisco Bay Area can be found at www.wheelchairtrails.net

Wheelchair Riders Guide

Get a copy of A Wheelchair Rider's Guide: San Francisco Bay and the Nearby Coast

Available from California Costal Conservancy. Many natural areas, parks, urban waterfronts, and hundreds of miles of trails along the California coast and on San Francisco Bay are now accessible to wheelchair riders and others with limited mobility. A Wheelchair Rider's Guide: San Francisco Bay and the Nearby Coast describes more than a hundred beautiful and interesting sites around the entire bay and on the ocean between Point Reyes and Santa Cruz.

Accessible Vehicle Rentals

Several companies offer ramped minivans for rent throughout northern California. Full size vans with lifts are generally not available. Average daily rate is $125usd per day or more. In the U.S. car rental companies are required to provide hand-controls. Advance notice is required.

Note: Travel with your disabled parking placard as one is not provided with most rentals.

Vans

Access Options
(408) 734-5438 – Sunnyvale
(831) 722-6804 – Watsonville
www.accessoptions.com
Ramped minivans for rent: daily, weekly, monthly rates. Serves San Francisco, San Jose and Monterey. Pick up and delivery for a fee. No hand-controls or transfer seats available.

Driving Specialties
(888) 375-4543
www.drivingspecialties.com
Ramped minivans for rent: daily, weekly, monthly rates.
Serves Oakland, Sacramento, Sonoma County and Napa Airports and nearly any place in Northern California. Pick up and delivery for a fee. No hand-controls or transfer seats available.

NorCal Mobility
(800) 225-7361
www.norcalmobility.com/vanrents
Ramped minivans and full size vans for rent: daily, weekly, monthly rates.
Serves Sacramento, Fresno, Chico. For a fee, pick-up and delivery is available on rentals that run for a week or longer - daily rentals will need to be picked up and returned to one of their locations during business hours. Transfer seat and MPS hand controls available.

Sacramento Van Conversions
(916) 381-8267
www.sacvans.com
Ramped minivans for rent: daily, weekly, monthly rates.
Serves Sacramento and San Francisco airport. Pick up and delivery for a fee. Hand controls and four-way transfer seat available.

Wheelchair Getaways
(800) 638-1912 (CA) 650 589-5554
(800) 642-2042 (Nationwide)
www.wheelchairgetaways.com
getawayscaandhi@aol.com
Ramped minivans for rent: daily, weekly, monthly rates, Serves all of the Bay Area (North Bay / South Bay / East Bay & Peninsula). Pick up and delivery for a fee. Hand controls and four-way transfer seat available.

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Rental Cars

The following car companies offer hand-controls and other adapted equipment. Provide at least 48 hours advance notice. It is advisable to reconfirm your equipment request 24 hours in advance by calling directly to the location you are arriving.

Alamo
www.alamo.com
Accessibility requests: 800-651-1223
General info: 800 462-5266
TTY: 800-522-9292
Available adaptive equipment includes hand-controls, spinner knobs, seat belt extenders. Add an additional driver at no cost.

Avis
www.avis.com
Reservations: 800-331-1212
TTY: 800-331-2323

Budget
www.budget.com
Special Needs department: 888-221-1203

Dollar
www.dollar.com
800-800-3665
TTY: 800-232-3301

Enterprise
www.enterprise.com
National Reservation Center: 800 325-8007 select "option 5"

Hertz
www.hertz.com
Reservations: 800-654-3131
TTY: 800-654-2280

National Car Rental
www.nationalcar.com
800-227-7368
TTY: 800-328-6323

Thrifty
www.thrifty.com
800-847-4389

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Access
San Francisco

Get a copy of Access San Francisco Guide

This essential access guide to planning a trip to San Francisco was produced by Access Northern California and is distributed by the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. To receive a free copy of the latest issue contact them at
(415)391-2000
TTY (415) 392-0328
or visit their website at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com.

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