jgurney wrote:...Resuming operations after a break in service is a logical time to bring in changes that might be met with objections.
There is no harm in being prepared rather than waiting for trouble to surface and then reacting. E.g. those of us who live in places where local authorities own or contribute to funding port facilities might want to remind their councilors about non-motoring passengers before contracts are made, rather than complain when it is too late.
I agree with your 2nd paragraph but previous posts seemed to be getting offended before the event rather than asking how would we stop it: Stena seem happy to have foot and cyclists on the liverpool boats (day foot passengers are only 10-ish pounds presumably because they then spend money on food etc)
I suppose the bicycle trailer costs them a bit but it is towed with the foot passengers luggage (the ferry is too far to walk I think and through motor vehicle waiting/parking ranks etc)
Once covid is gone I don't see taking cyclists onto the ferry is that onerous at which stage they will probably eat etc on the ferry ie are simply extra profit. I thought most ferry routes are mainly funded by freight with ordinary passengers as extra revenue.
'I don't really understand the keenness for unnecessary ferry travel when Covid-19 is active....'... is not the topic - the title reads 'Post-covid'.
But it how many of the posts I was referring to seem to be treating it....