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HopStop Now Helps Stroller Set Navigate NYC Subway System

Women with strollers - New York, NY (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Women with strollers – New York, NY (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - For anyone who has had the experience of schlepping a stroller up the subway stairs, a new feature is long overdue.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond On The Story

HopStop.com now lets parents map out their route, with baby in tow.

HopStop’s Joe Meyer says you may have to go out of your way a bit to get an elevator. That could mean actually using an accessible bus and avoiding part of the subway system.

“There’s at least enough stations and stops and vehicles out there that are conducive to these types of travelers than not. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to offer this feature,” Meyer told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.

Meyer said the feature was a response to multiple user requests for family-friendly routes.

The site partnered with FitPregnancy to offer the new service.

The site gives out five million sets of directions every month.

What’s your biggest challenge as a mother getting around New York City? Sound off in the comments section below!