Starting today, March 1, babies cruising in their strollers are more than welcome to ride on Muni trains. Which: fantastic. We love when babies hop aboard a Muni (or BART) train. Why? Well, they typically send out signature baby-chill vibes to everyone, causing attention-seeking mental cases to quiet the fuck down. Further, a crying baby will be the least offensive thing you will witness on a Muni ride.
SFGate has more:
After 10 months of hemming and hawing - about how long it takes the average 2-year-old to get dressed each day - Muni has finally changed its policy regarding baby strollers. According to Muni’s on-line customer tips and rules page, “Effective Mar. 1, 2013, Children in strollers are welcome on Muni buses and trains.”
The matter came to light last April when Supervisor David Chiu led the charge to allow babies to remain in their strollers on Muni provided they didn’t block the aisles or space for wheelchair users. Previously, parents were required to fold the strollers, carry their babies in their other arm and were given no access to wheelchair lifts or ramps. That essentially meant seeing a happy parent on board a Muni bus with a baby was as likely as finding an empty seat on the 38 Geary at rush hour.
Speaking of blocking aisle space, can we ban/bludgeon people who insist on wearing oversized backpacks during rush hour? Those people are worse than serial killers. Another related question: Could today's allowance of babies in strollers pave the way for cyclists and their bikes on Muni trains? Perhaps. After all, they're just as smelly and whiny as toddlers. But seriously, folks...