If you ever have a temporary or permanent disability that affects walking or just getting around, you will be very thankful for Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, which mandates public places to be handicap-accessible. You'll be grateful for ramps, for elevators, for curb cuts, etc.
Jerry, now stuck with that scooter for a number of weeks, is paying attention. He also went to the license center to get a tag so that he can park his car in handicap parking spots, which is another major help.
Occasionally, Congress does something right. On the other hand, 1990 was 22 years ago. That Congress is long gone.