I’ll be driving again | AspenTimes.com

I’ll be driving again

Dear Editor:

Recently a lady with a stroller, a baby and a 4-year-old tried to board the bus at Rubey Park. The bus driver wouldn’t let her on, as the stroller would block the aisle. There was room for wheelchairs, but no room for a stroller, so her 4-year-old and she had to walk.

Where are dogs going to be? They won’t stay on the floor under the benches; they will block the aisle, especially in case of an accident.

So, we are dog friendly, but not baby friendly?

I never drive my car into town. I take the bus five times a week or more. I always buy my groceries in town and ride it home, and my husband and I go out to dinner several times a week. It’s wonderful not having to look for parking.

If dogs are allowed, I won’t take the bus. I don’t want dog hair on my clothing, I don’t want to be licked, jumped on, slobbered on, swatted with a tail and I don’t want to smell like a dog.

I haven’t found a bus driver or a rider in favor of dogs on buses.

I love the bus system, and brag that it makes Aspen the best retirement town in the country.

I sincerely hope that this idea is rejected.

Donna Thompson


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