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Vancouver transit riders name their pet peeves

Ever been on a bus and suddenly someone starts yelling on their phone? Or maybe after a long day’s work you’re squashed inside of a SkyTrain and someone has their bag planted firmly on what would be an empty seat?

W ugg shoes ell, if you have, you’re not the only one who’s noticed.

“Being inconsiderate is my biggest pet peeve,” said Ian Chagunda, a transit rider who uses the system five to seven times a week. “Like taking up a lot of space or keeping your bag on the seat. Those are the things that get me. It’s not every day, but it happens a couple times a week. Washington uses public transit three to four times a week and for him it’s the unhygienic people he notices the most.

“Someone who hasn’t showered or anybody wh ugg shoes o sneezes,” Washington said. “It’s not good to spread germs in ugg shoes a packed place like that.”

TransLink Transit Pet Peeves Ba ugg shoes ttle of 2011 listed the Ferret as the worst transit user offense.

Christina Leeson said she uses transit two times a day, and it’s the people who get loud that frustrate her.

“Like the people who yell at the bus driver for just doing their job,” she said. “We’re all trying to get home or get to work, so I don’t understand why someone gets angry and we have to hear about it.”

These complaints gathered on Friday echo a study done by TransLink in 2011 asking the public what their biggest transit pet peeves were.

In it the top two biggest pet peeves of all were the “Funky Ferret” and the “Blocking Bunny.” The type of people who might emit a not so friendly odor, or who don’t shift around to let others fit in.

Other pet peeves as voted on by riders included people who leave their bags on the seat, chatting loudly on the phone, listening to music too loudly and eating food.

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Vancouver thinking about banning plastic bags

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) Vancouver is talking to the province about a plastic bag ban, with the hopes of being the greenest city there is, but did Toronto beat us to it? Councillor Andrea Reimer says it a complicated, bureaucratic process to bring in a ban like this and she wishes municipalities had more power to make these kinds of decisions. understanding is that legislatively, cities in Canada don have that ability. There are two municipalities, Tofino and Leaf Rapids in Manitoba that have banned plastic bags, we watched those with interest. Reimer adds we still have time to reach the environmental goal, greenest city goal is for 2020, because we understood that we have a long way to go on a number of items including waste. She says if it does happen, plastic bags will be phased out gradually. Premier Christy Clark says she open to helping cities like ugg shoes Vancouver cut through the red tape if they want to ban plastic bags, but she admits it not easy. something that we are talking about, and it something that we are talking to ugg shoes municipalities about now that the minister of environment is really, obviou ugg shoes sly, pretty interested in the issue. A few American cities, like Los Angeles and even countries like Rwanda have bans in place. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford disagrees ugg shoes and says the ban is the dumbest thing council has ever done. Toronto city council passed a motion Wednesday to scrap the five cent retail bag fee on July 1, removing one of Ford pet peeves.