taxi for disabled
By Zhu Huifen
December 28, 2008 10:57pm CST
Recently taxi companies in BJ are providing taxis customized for disabled people. But for short of such taxis, prompt availabilty is not guaranteed. More are in planning to improve the service. It is also suggested that as in HK, specialized buses be arranged to help the disabled. How do people in your country resolve the issue?
29 Dec 08
Hi there! I think that it's a great start even though the supply of those kind of taxis aren't sufficient as of now, it's something that we should be thankful for. I don't know about here in our place, as far as I know, the best thing that they have done is to provide special lines and special treatment, prioritizing disabled persons in terms of transportation among other things.
7 Jan 09
zhuhuifen, In the first place, why should there be a customized taxi for the disabled? I just feel that this will not help with the disabled and will only create more problems for the community as a whole. As taxis is a public transport, it needs to serve the public community in general. There should not be any discrimination as this will be sending wrong messages to people out there. Also, this may be actually the reasons for people to exploit the disabled. No one likes to be disabled and to live with discrimination will only makes matters worse. I feel that in the first place the city should provide bigger fleets to handle not only the growing mass demands but also the occasional requirements from the disabled. After all, I am sure that they (the disabled) do not want to be seen as the odd ones out and that they should be treated equally and fairly. To make this exception here in my opinion is really a waste of resources and unnecessary. Cheers.