Transport for London (TfL) are constantly striving to make public transport vehicles and stations inclusive to all. Parents with young children in pushchairs are well looked after with the help of their station plans showing the stations in which the stairs can be avoided to avoid bumping buggies up and down steep staircases, and now they have consulted a survey of 700 parents asking which buggy is the best to use on public transport.
The results are in and the top 5 (in no particular rank order) have been proudly named as:
• Simple Parenting Doona (car seat with stroller conversion)
TfL appreciate that us parents know best and hosted a judging day where each of the pushchair models was tested against specific criteria such as size, weight, ease of fold, manoeuvrability and affordability.
The five named above came out at the top of the pack when judged by parents who use public transport regularly.
Taxi, Train, Tube, Bus or Tram - using public transport can make some parents anxious - will there be enough space for you? Will you have time to get on and off the train or bus? Will there be steps to clamber up and down? A large and heavy travel system is not always appropriate for use through the narrow turnstiles and tight squeezes that you may encounter when using public transport SO why not take a look at TfL's latest survey.
Do you have one of the top 5 mentioned? We'd love to see your pictures of your pushchairs on public transport.