Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Stroller on TriMet MAX: Please Park Here

1 comment:

Max said...

I'm a proud dad of a now 3 1/2 year old that I take on public transportation all the time. I also ride my bike.

Personally I wish they would not have changed the signs. As another commenter put it - there are few places where you can put a bike; encouraging other people to use these spaces for other purposes is really a bad idea -- especially when those other uses (luggage, strollers, standing, etc) are not limited to the area of the hooks.

When it came to buying a stroller, I made a conscious decision to purchase one that would fold appropriately for public transportation (i.e. umbrella fold, not SUV fold). I would fold the stroller before bus/MAX arrival, and carry the stroller in one arm; and my fare + son in the other arm. Upon entering the bus/MAX I put the stroller underneath the folding seats. If under-seat storage was not available then I would hold it vertically between my legs.

This worked quite well, as long as you have an appropriate stroller.

Posted by: Max C | April 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM