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Too Many Strollers on the Bus?

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Canadian Living
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Too Many Strollers on the Bus?

By: Guest Blogger
There's been a recent hubbub at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) after a rider complained that too many strollers block the aisles and displace other riders, and there should be a limit of two strollers per bus. Now, I'm the first to admit that strollers can be unwieldy and take up a lot of room. (Or maybe it's just that I can't steer them at all; I worry I might give my daughter whiplash I smash into things so often.) I'm thankful that I don't have to take a stroller on transit because honestly, I can't even imagine how many toes I would run over. That said, if I did rely on transit, I would be pretty miffed if I wasn't able to board a bus because two other parents with strollers were already aboard. How can you plan for that? What if the next several buses already had two strollers on them? Parents and children shouldn't be denied access simply because they are traveling with a necessary piece of equipment. And yes, strollers are necessary in many situations. A poll shows that most TTC riders are in support of the TTC's stroller-friendly policy. I think it all just boils down to common courtesy. Parents who can avoid traveling with their kids and strollers during peak transit times should. I mean, why expose your kid to a real-life Dial commercial when you don't have to? But they shouldn't be restricted just because of a stroller. Even when it's busy and crowded, or should I say, especially when it's busy and crowded, all riders should be respectful of one another and their right to transit, stroller or not.
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