It’s hard to imagine wanting anything BART touching your bare skin. But these dresses—one made with BART tickets, the other inspired by a station map—are amazing. (Spotted in the window of Piedmont Fabric in Oakland.)
This Bay Area transit-inspired fashion isn’t a one-off, either. Check out this rad Muni maps dress and this corgi dressed like a BART train.
These Clipper Card and Fast Pass Halloween costumes (who are those dorks, anyway?!) don’t involve nearly as much fashion-design know-how or, um, style, but we enjoy them all the same.
h/t Claire Little
It’s not every day that you get to eat your train to work. Back in 1982, that’s exactly what the folks above did.
Something about the proverbial snake eating its tail …
Thanks for sharing, Peter!
Photo by John O’Hara via Peter Hartlaub
Who says you need a seat to catch some Zs on public transit? Definitely not this hero!
h/t BART rider Mike
Photo of BART lab via NextCity.org
BART’s old cloth seats may have been generally regarded as revolting, but its ticket machines aren’t so bad, at least according to one self-proclaimed germaphobe.
In an article for the website Next City, author Aaron Reiss pits New York Subway ticket machines against BART’s, declaring the Bay Area transit agency the winner from an anti-microbial standpoint for how few times you have to touch or otherwise interact with the machines to add money or buy a new card. While adding $3 to a BART card took three steps, for example, doing the same on a New York MTA machine took 11 steps and required navigating a series of touch screens.
The article is an interesting read, even for those not adverse to touching things in public. It features photos from inside the BART lab where turnstiles and other equipment is tested, and other BART background. The inspiration for BART’s machines? An ATM. Who knew?
Read the full post on Next City here.
Yeah, BART, why so negative?
h/t BART rider Zoe: “I work with the coolest people! @mollyampersand made #BART signs that are positive & fun. @SFBART, what do you think?”