I remember when prams and pushbikes were required to have a ticket, perhaps the bike riders would support the reintroduction of this
under a "user pays" system.
Disabled access is another thorny issue, I remember being part of a working party looking at
the design on the steps that were being designed to be fitted in the Sydney underground for
evacuating passengers they were designed to clip over the front auto and passengers came through the access door, even worked
with the Tangara doors,
We were presenting a mock-up and a briefing to a wide group of end-users, including the Greens the Pensioners and Superannuation lobby and several groups representing disabled people.
I was attacked by a purple haired harridan who was all excited that a wheelchair would not fit down steps, I agreed but told her it was
not a problem, as the wheelchairs would not fit through the access door.
When asked what would happen to them in the event of a fire, my reply was that they would die. I told her we were having the meeting on the 15th floor of an office block where the evacuation instructions were to assist mobility impaired people if safe to do so.
I asked her how many wheelchairs she had seen coming out of the twin towers. It was an inconvenient truth for her.