Accessibility in Bogotá

Information about getting around Bogotá for people with disabilities - by public transport, taxi or car...

Public Transport

SITP Buses: Not all SITP buses are equipped to handle the specific needs of people with disabilities, however, changes are being made to ensure buses are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

TransMilenio: There are special doors for boarding and leaving the buses for people with disabilities, pregnant women, children and senior citizens. These are marked with a yellow stripe, and bumps for people with visual impairments. The bumps are on the floor, elevators, ramps, sidewalks and bridges. The buses have priority seats for people with disabilities, which are blue. There are also dedicated spaces for wheelchairs.

Taxis: Taxis are required by law to carry passengers with any form of disability, and specific vehicles with more room can be requested when booking a taxi.

Private Cars and Parking

Pico y Placa: Vehicles used by or for the transport of people with disabilities are exempt from the restrictions that apply with the pico y placa system. For this to take effect, the disability needs to be certified by a doctor. The exemption only applies for one vehicle per person.

Parking: There are parking spaces for people with disabilities, which must measure 4.5m by 3.8m. There must be one disabled parking space for every thirty spaces in a private or public parking lot.

People with a disability driving private vehicles must be registered with the health department and the mobility department; this gives them access to special plates and tags for their vehicles.

Registration with the Health Department can be done at one of the following offices:

  • UPA Servita
    At: Calle 165 Nº. 7-38, Zona Norte, Tuesday and Wednesday 08:00-16:30
  • CAMI Verbenal
    At: Carrera 18ª Nº. 187-91, Zona Norte, Thursday 08:00-12:00
  • UPA Servita
    At: Calle 165 Nº. 7-38, Zona Norte, Thursday 08:00-12:00; Friday: 13:30-16:30
  • UPA Codito
    At: Carrera 6 Nº. 180C-14, Zona Norte, Friday 08:00-12:00
  • Secretaría integración Social chapinero
    At: Calle 50ª Nº. 13-58, Chapinero, Wednesday 08:00-17:00
  • Sede asistencial lourdes 
    At: Carrera 2 Nº. 3-00, Zona Centro, Wednesday 08:00-17:00
  • CAMI Suba
    At: Carrera 92 Nº. 147C-30. Zona Occidente. Tuesday 08:00-17:00
  • CAMI Gaitana
    At: Calle 116C Nº. 199-18, Zona Occidente, Wednesday 08:00-17:00
  • UPA Rincon
    At: Carrera 94 Nº. 129B-04. Zona Occidente, Thursday 08:00-12:00
  • Centro de Servicios Especializados
    At: Avenida Ciudad de Cali Nº. 152-00, Zona Occidente, Thursday: 14:00-17:00. Friday 08:00-17:00
  • Alcaldía Barrios Unidos
    At: Calle 74A Nº. 63-04, Zona Occidente, Monday 08:00-17:00
  • UPA San Fernando
    At: Calle 72 Nº. 58-75, Zona Occidente, Tuesday 08:00-17:00
  • Sede Asistencial Candelaria
    At: Carrera 3 Nº. 15-33, Zona Centro, Friday 08:00-12:00