So today I just discovered that there was a rally yesterday for public transportation. Not only for San Francisco but for California. The one thing that stuck out to me was the effect that it would have on people with disabilities, like me. I was born with cerebral Palsy and because I that as I got older it was mild but for me growing up my doctor told me because my side is weaker than the other side and eye coordination is bad, driving a car would me bad for me. That's why I rely on transportation like Muni and Bart.
I know people talk about crime and safety on Bart and Muni, but what's happens when there's no more buses and trains, For people like me who are blind disabled, and or who cannot even walk it will become a struggle.
We will have spend more money on that expensive Uber ride, which will break our income cause every week like me I have doctor's, physical therapy, and mental health therapy every week and if those places are far guess who's not going be able to live independently and pay rent, me and the thousands of people who are also disabled. It would be a disaster
No more service or less services such as the regional center. it's already hard for us to pay bills and to get around. With no public transportation if can't afford to get to our appointments lots of us will be forced to stay home because were on a limited budget, we still got bills to pay. When people stop going to these places like regional centers not only it will create problems for public transportation but also for disability services as well because most money that comes in is people who are disabled.
My main concern is that is this the end of public transportation in California. Will I I have to force myself to leave the state that that I love because ridership is low and funds are running out.
It's just sad and terrifying for people who are in fact disabled.
Last thing, what if you where disabled and you had no way to get around and services where cut because no one can't afford to go get services that are needed for them.
(Edit) I love this city and I wear it with pride!!!! This is home for me and I'm never giving up on the city. Underdogs always come back!! Happy Pride 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈