by Duluth News Tribune
March 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Waiting for a bus at the Holiday Center on Wednesday, Alicia Bennett kept an eye on her active 3-year-old son while talking about the Duluth Transit Authority’s stroller policy.
Tags: city of Duluth, Duluth, Transportation 8 Comments »
My god. This sounds like a group looking for a cause to protest. And they come up with strollers on the bus? Thank you but no. Leave the big shopping cart sized stroller at home, and bring the portable if you need to take the bus. If you don’t have a portable stroller then I bet those nice folks at Community Action Duluth could get you one.
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Amen brother. Can’t count how many times in undergrad & riding DTA you’d have someone try to bring on a stroller the size of a Smart car, then take forever trying to get it to follow policy.
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Leave it to the DNT conservicultists to give hails of “thumbs ups” to whoever can come up with the most uncaring comment. “A group looking for a cause to protest?” Really? What’s your “cause” then, Duluthian? Do you even support anything, or do you just think everyone should just shut up, deal with it, and be happy little workers?
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Getting around town with children is an extreme difficulty. Getting around town on the bus is a struggle. Getting around town with children on the bus? There should be reasonable considerations made for families on the bus. It’s simply social justice.
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Folding a stroller up before you get on the bus seems like a pretty reasonable consideration.
Think of it this way – if these good folks were in a car or a taxi they’d have to fold up the stroller. Why should it be any different in a bus?
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Just another example to not have children unless you can afford them.
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I think there could be a way to accommodate all users-maybe with more wheelchair-accessible fold-down seats?
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You learn what you really need and what you don’t. I’m a mom of three kids. I lived down in the twin cities when they were tiny and had to tackle crowds and congested shops with a 4yr, 2 yr and infant. And guess what, I did it with only an umbrella style stroller for my 2yr old. I never even bought a stroller for my infant. I wore the youngest in a sling on my front, hip or back and the 2yr old in the SMALL stroller with the 4 year old walking. Sometimes I’d put the 2yr old on my back in a back style carrier and the baby on front. I only ever brought one bag with the essentials. I was able to easily zip through crowds, manage busses and shop while parents with fewer kids and gigantic strollers struggled to do simple tasks. BTW, I also don’t have the greatest back, nor am I very strong, but the right carriers for the kids made it a breeze without any pain or issue. Do a google search for “babywearing”, you just might be surprised at what is available.
Parents often assume they need far more stuff than they actually do. Get rid of the crap, make things easier on yourself!
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