Santander, an accessible destination, the streets are increasingly more accessible for all citizens, thanks to the improvement in the districts through urban renewal projects and the small actions by the Urban Observers Programme. It is worth mentioning that all the traffic lights have devices for the visually impaired and that there are a rising number of adapted taxis.
The City Council has an accessible entrance, signage (guide strip, magnetic loop, posters in Braille), municipal offices and premises, as well as reduced-height counters and adapted toilets. The Palacio de la Magdalena, the Sports Centre and the Exhibition Centre have easy-access entrances, car parking reserved for people with reduced mobility and adapted toilets. Regarding the centres belonging to the Cultural Ring, they have QR codes with audio-sign guides. Within the Ring, the Prehistoric Museum has an accessible entry and adapted toilet and the Interpretation Centre of the Medieval Wall has an accessible entrance and information accessible for the blind and the deaf. Finally, the Enclave Pronillo has an accessible entrance and an adapted toilet.
Regarding public transport, the municipal buses are accessible for people with physical and sensorial disabilities.
More and more children’s playgrounds have accessible games areas. Currently, the Jardines de Pereda have benches, shaded areas, swings and non-slip paving. The Parque de las Llamas has benches, shaded areas, swings, non-slip paving, parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility and adapted toilets. And the Parque de Mataleñas has benches, shaded areas, swings, as well as non-slip paving in part of the park.
Furthermore, many of the beaches in Santander have accessibility services. Therefore, in the summer the beach of Los Peligros has a municipal bus service (No. 14) to the entrance, parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility, adapted toilets and changing rooms, a ramp, a shaded area, amphibious chairs for bathing and personnel training for assistance in helping people with reduced mobility to bathe. The Playa del Camello has parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility and an access ramp to the beach. The First Beach of El Sardinero has an access ramp to the beach. The Second Beach of El Sardinero has parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility and an access ramp to the beach.