The first barrier-free lift opened at the beach in Alanya
One of the most popular seaside resorts in Turkey is becoming the most accessible: the other day in Alanya, the first beach, equipped with a barrier-free “lift to the sea” for people with reduced mobility, was inaugurated. The project under the slogan “Accessible Tourism City Alanya” was implemented by the city municipality.
The lift is installed at the sandy Rainbow Beach, opened to the public. The device is a chair on the platform, which descends directly into the water on special rails. The lift can be accessed in a wheelchair by wooden flooring. The lift is controlled by remote control with three large buttons. The mechanism is designed in such a way that the vacationer can independently go directly to the sea and return to the beach, while rescuers will monitor the process and be able to provide assistance if necessary.
This is the first lift of its kind in Turkey. It is assumed that the platform will be installed on the beach at the beginning of the swim season and removed for the winter period.