The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156267 Message #3683772
Posted By: GUEST,CS
09-Dec-14 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Disability legislation
Subject: RE: BS: Disability legislation
I can't recall having seen a wheelchair user on a bus in all the years I've been a bus user, that's not to say it hasn't happened of course, but it's not common - at least in these semi-rural parts. Young mothers on the other hand I see all the time. So far as the bus companies are concerned I can understand why they would probably prefer to keep floor space available on a first come first served basis, for a variety of users. The alternative would be to create dedicated spaces exclusively for wheelchair users, which would seem to be not terribly pragmatic - unless there was an equivalently high take up for such space as there currently is for young mothers with pushchairs or elderly folk with shopping trollies, or indeed standing able bodied passengers unable to get a seat.