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1.       Loveprague
627 posts
 16 Jun 2010 Wed 10:47 am

Hello all,

           Having a baby and pushchair and bags is enough for any sort of travel but couple that with having to climb three flights of stairs on several Metro Bus stations including Mecidiyeköy and Avcılar you can be excused the slight lack of consideration for people who have to travel on the buses in Istanbul.  My wife was very upset when we arrived last weekend at Mecidiyeköy metro bus station to find no lift no escalator or any access for the disabled yet a brand new cafe had been built at this metro station.

 

I had to carry heavy bags and a pushchair up three flights of stairs to reach our bus, my wife carrying our baby, now one of us alone would have struggled for sure.  What about a wheelchair user no chance so as my wife says they do not travel on public transport.

2.       Unmei-de-Lange
48 posts
 16 Jun 2010 Wed 03:37 pm

In other countries, you can´t expect them to be the same as yours. I get so frustrated when I hear people getting angry and upset of silly things(like you did).

 Appreciate the small things in life and you will live.

3.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 16 Jun 2010 Wed 03:58 pm

I disagree with this being called "silly". This has nothing to do with one country or another. I think there should be lifts in public transport everywhere. Not because of "culture" but because EVERY country has disabled people. I think people in weelchairs should have the freedom to travel with the metro too. It should be made easier for them to get around. In the Turkish town where I used to live, all the sidewalks had a ramp-style ending, so that people with weelchairs could get around the town more easily. So it´s not a Turkish thing to not think of people with disabilities.

4.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 16 Jun 2010 Wed 04:14 pm

Definately not "silly" to expect that public transportation be able to accomodate "the public."  which in most countries around the world include, the handicapped and children.  When I was in Turkey in March, I encountered many of the same problems, but what I did find was many helpful and friendly people who assisted me if they saw me struggling.  This is completely different that what happens in the States.  You could have a baby, a carriage, bags of groceries and be struggling to do something, and almost nobody would stop and help you. 

 



Edited (6/17/2010) by Elisabeth
Edited (6/17/2010) by Elisabeth

5.       gezegen
269 posts
 16 Jun 2010 Wed 05:39 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

almost nobody would stop and help you. 

 

 

On one hand, you (not necessarily Elisabeth) delete my post, on the other, you yourselves state what was already stated in my deleted post! {#emotions_dlg.think}

6.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 16 Jun 2010 Wed 06:10 pm

 

Quoting gezegen

 

 

On one hand, you (not necessarily Elisabeth) delete my post, on the other, you yourselves state what was already stated in my deleted post! {#emotions_dlg.think}

 

 If you posted something in this thread, (deleted or not) I can not see it.

7.       Unmei-de-Lange
48 posts
 17 Jun 2010 Thu 02:06 am

Is it so wrong that Turkey tries to feed its people instead of making ´better´ transportation for the whinny tourists who don’t want to do a little arm work? Hmm…I wonder if they get a laugh out of it too? Stop complaining you’re lucky to have transportation in the first place. Sorry the world doesn´t revolve around you. {#emotions_dlg.snooty}

8.       Gülümseme
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 17 Jun 2010 Thu 02:23 am

 

Quoting Unmei-de-Lange

Is it so wrong that Turkey tries to feed its people instead of making ´better´ transportation for the whinny tourists who don’t want to do a little arm work? Hmm…I wonder if they get a laugh out of it too? Stop complaining you’re lucky to have transportation in the first place. Sorry the world doesn´t revolve around you. {#emotions_dlg.snooty}

 

 Seems it does not revolve around Turkish disabled citizens either. Shame they dont have the same right to access it as everyone else. Or don´t you care about this



Edited (6/17/2010) by

9.       gezegen
269 posts
 17 Jun 2010 Thu 02:31 am

You are lucky that you have right and are allowed to carry your babby and your baby carriage! I would feel very lucky with the public transportation here if I had pets, as I would certainly be allowed to travel with them. You would feel unlucky with your pets there in Turkey. Here, in the very heart of the supposedly civilization, I won´t soon be allowed to carry my child and his carriage at all.

 

Which one is a warmer welcome?

10.       Gülümseme
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 17 Jun 2010 Thu 02:33 am

Sorry but where is there and where is here. I don´t really understand what you are trying to say

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