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Old 02-09-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Or a stroller car without seats.
Could put people with bikes in that car as well.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Could put people with bikes in that car as well.
And the elderly, pregnant & handicapped. Perhaps the train car could be a bit shorter.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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And the elderly, pregnant & handicapped. Perhaps the train car could be a bit shorter.
All those who move slowly.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:31 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Interesting thread. I was just thinking the other day about how the number of strollers on the train has increased significantly over the years. I remember riding the subway in the 90s and NEVER seeing a stroller. People were poor then and didn't have cars either. I think what we have now are people with kids living in the city and riding the subway when in years past, they would have been gone to the suburbs.

Maybe the MTA should think about designating some stroller space in the train car where people with strollers can stand in a more open space. I see no solution for having to carry the stroller up the stairs. There aren't enough elevators or ramps in the stations, which is inconvenient for handicapped people as well.
Where would it even go? There's no space, and even if there were, it would never be utilised properly. I can see some Park Slope mom just blocking the entire middle part of a car with a dedicated stroller area nearby.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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As annoying as I find the stroller blocking entry onto the train I don't agree with banning them. People do need to use their common sense a bit more though. I often see people with strollers still blocking entry on trains that are not that crowded. Or at least if your gonna do that why not avoid the side that opens to platform.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Could put people with bikes in that car as well.
Both good ideas. It could be the first or last car on every train.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA & Manhattan, NY
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They don't bother me at all! Why don't you just ban the hobos who **** in the middle of the train too? Smelly people? Mentally ill?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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They don't bother me at all!
I take it you never been on the 4 at rush hour when some people can't even get on the train because its so packed and the people on the train are tripping over the strollers.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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They don't bother me at all! Why don't you just ban the hobos who **** in the middle of the train too? Smelly people? Mentally ill?

Yeah, well they could ride in the bike/stroller car.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA & Manhattan, NY
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I take it you never been on the 4 at rush hour when some people can't even get on the train because its so packed and the people on the train are tripping over the strollers.
What are the alternatives, though? Enforcing baby slings? Banning strollers in the city? That seems extreme to me.
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