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22 February 2017

Passengers With Special Needs Priority For Go George

The GO GEORGE mascot Georgie paid a visit to the Association for People with Disabilities (APD) in Pacaltsdorp last Friday, bringingjoy to the group celebrating the APD Western Cape’s 80th birthday.

The GO GEORGE drawstring bags that were handed out contained some handy information about the bus service, and were received with much excitement. The star of the day, however, was Georgie, who’s appearance evoked loud cheers and applause and caught the audience’s attention for a short, informative talk on the accessibility of the buses.

Appeal for courtesy on buses

The GO GEORGE public transport system has been designed to be user friendly and accessible to passengers with special needs.  Amongst other features, all buses have a number of red priority seats for the elderly, pregnant women, people with special needs and adults accompanying small children, using strollers that take up extra space. Passengers have to be reminded constantly to respect this facility and give up these seats for people who qualify for priority treatment – even though they have paid the same price for their ticket.

“It is common courtesy to respect and assist the elderly and people with special needs,” says James Robb, GO GEORGE Manager. “Those segments of the community are extremely important to GO GEORGE. Therefore, we’d really like to urge the public and other passengers to help those commuters when getting on and off the bus, and to voluntarilyoffer them the more convenient seating. To accommodate a walking frame or crutches in the confined space of an ordinary seat is very difficult if not impossible.”

Georgie visits APD 6:

The attendees participating in the fun and games at the Association for People with Disabilities were chuffed with their very own GO GEORGE drawstring bags. The youngsters were overjoyed to meet the mascot Georgie.

Die GO GEORGE-gelukbringer Georgie het verlede Vrydag ’n draai gaan maak by die Vereniging vir Persone met Gestremdhede (VPG) in Pacaltsdorp en vir groot opwinding gesorg onder die groep wat die VPG Wes-Kaap se 80ste bestaansjaar gevier het.

Elke lid het ’n GO GEORGE-toerygsak met handige inligting oor die busdiens ontvang, maar die ster van die dag was ongetwyfeld Georgie. Sy verskyning het luide toejuiging en applous ontlok en die gehoor se aandag gekry vir ’n kort inligtingspraatjie oor die toeganklikheid van die busse.

Beroep om hoflikheid op busse

Die GO GEORGE-vervoerstelsel is ontwerp om gebruikersvriendelik en toeganklik te wees vir passasiers met spesiale behoeftes. Onder andere, het al die busse’n aantal rooi prioriteitsitplekke vir bejaardes, swanger vroue, passasiers met spesiale behoeftes en volwassenes met klein kindertjies by hulle, wat stootwaentjies gebruik en meer plek nodig het. Passasiers moet gereeld herinner word om hierdie fasiliteit te respekteer en hierdie sitplekke aan te bied vir passasiers wat kwalifiseer vir voorkeurbehandeling – al het almal dieselfde prys vir hul kaartjies betaal.

“ Dit is algemene hoflikheid om bejaardes en mense met spesiale behoeftes te respekteer en by te staan,” sê James Robb, bestuurder van GO GEORGE. “Daardie segmente van die gemeenskap is uiters belangrik vir GO GEORGE. Daarom wil ons regtig ’n beroep doen op die publiek en ander passasiers om hierdie pendelaars te help wanneer hulle op en af van die bus af klim, en vrywillig die gemakliker sitplekke vir hulle aan te bied. Om ’n loopraam of krukke in die beperkte ruimte by ’n gewone sitplek te akkommodeer, is baie moeilik, indien nie onmoontlik nie.”

Georgie visits APD 6:

Die partytjiegangers wat die pret en speletjies by die Vereniging vir Persone met Gestremdhede bygewoon het, was baie in hul skik met hul eie GO GEORGE-toerygsakke, en uitbundig bly om die gelukbringer Georgie te ontmoet.

 

 

Last published 22 February 2017