If it were exploited in CONJUNCTION with the
Train and bus companies it might be a very effective way of ensuring continued and increased cycle rack space on buses and trains.
Today my friend is in his wheel chair
Tomorrow I shall be on my bike
What are you going to do about it?
There are some wheel chair users who
regularly use SW trains guards/luggage/cycle rack compartments.
It seems strange, and a topsy turvy world,
to require more space for occcasional users of
wheel chair facilities while banning hordes of cyclists who want to take their bikes.
One is a pram and the other is a Vehicle!
If you are in a pram you may use the space at all times You may not leave your bike there at peak hours even if it is empty space!
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I think Gar is saying that as the space left in trains for bikes is often duel or triple use, bikes push chairs and wheel chairs. If the disability discrimination act forces the bus and train firms to improve their provision for wheel chairs then there is a good chance we may be able to persuade the firms to also make that space available to bikes. He is also pointing out that while cyclists are restricted from taking their bikes on some trains at peak hours there is no similar restriction on mothers with push chairs or on wheel chairs which use the same space and don't nessel against the wall as well.
Thank you for taking the trouble to explain it to