BIKES TAKE OVER

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

AS a reg­u­lar user of pub­lic trans­port, I con­stantly re­ceive an un­pleas­ant snap­shot of a gen­er­a­tion that only cares about it­self.

School­child­ren on con­ces­sion fares of­ten sit com­fort­ably while full-fare pay­ing adults stand and other seats are taken by shop­ping.

While most peo­ple who take bi­cy­cles on trains keep them clear of the doors and aisles, us­ing the pri­or­ity seat­ing ar­eas only when free, this was not the case re­cently.

On a three-car train, 14 bikes filled the pri­or­ity seat­ing and the aisle.

This left some se­niors stand­ing and an el­derly man on a mo­bil­ity trike un­able to board the train.

It seems the Ly­cra-clad loonies who pay lit­tle at­ten­tion to the road rules and speed past pedes­tri­ans on paths now take pri­or­ity on the train.

MICHAEL WHIT­WORTH,

Safety Bay.

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