People said they are no longer going to their regular doctor, not visiting certain friends and family, have turned down or quit jobs, or simply turned around and stayed home rather than running important errands when aggressive individuals or open drug use is present.
These are among the hundreds of messages CBC Calgary collected during our focus on transit.
Nichole Chajon, a grocery store clerk, wants aggressive behaviour, swearing and fights on the transit system stopped before she'll go back to taking her son on the train to downtown. They only take the bus around the southeast now and stopped visiting the Central Library downtown.
"(The train) started getting dirtier and dirtier, especially during COVID. There was blood on the trains, urine on the train, food all over the floors and the clientele that was coming on was swearing loudly," she said.
So it appears simply societal permissiveness is allowing this to flourish. And the BC plan is to allow more legal drug use.
Oh and Isitt wants to make transit free for everyone, I’m sure that’ll make trips more pleasant.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 August 2022 - 03:55 AM.