Often, issues on transit that end up in frustrations arguments or conflicts could easily be resolved by resorting to common sense, but it is difficult to express that to an angry person. For example, often the buses are crowded and people with kids are competing with adults that have disabilities and pregnant moms etc so how do we allocate 5 or 10 seats for so many who need them? Common sense tells me that elderly and frail people with mobility issues need to be seated at the front for reasons of practicality as their bones are fragile and they risk less harm by moving through less space and having more leg room. People with suitcases, strollers etc have to prioritize and that means suitcases do not ever take priority over strollers. Strollers should be collapsible in most cases so that baby can sit on mom or dad when necessary thus freeing up space. It also makes sense for people in the other seats to give them up when necessary thus allowing vegetarian hipster types who work out regularly some way to utilize their fit bodies in standing for those who cannot. Younger kids should be taught to stand, safely, for those who cannot. It makes sense and kindness begets kindness, pass it on.
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