Name that new Muni bus part
Over on the Muni Diaries Facebook page, RayRay asks, rightly, WTF? What’s this partition for, anyway?
I’ll start: private corner office? Those new-fangled blue-seat buses certainly have a high opinion of themselves, don’t they? Or make-out seats. Definitely make-out seats.
You guys are good at coming up with explanations for such things (see also: the bus-seat “butt holes” of 2010), so get those creative juices flowing and offer up a suggestion.
I’m thinking it’s a parking space for a baby stroller, walker, those basket carts, or a companion space for wheelchair passengers.
I think it’s so that the person in the seat behind can’t stretch their legs out. That way they can’t use up other people’s standing room.
That, and it keeps standees (and people moving to or from the rear door) from stepping on the toes of the person seated there, and/or from falling on them when the bus lurches. That seat on the low-level buses is directly across from the rear doors, so that partition is in a high-traffic area with lots of people moving around.
It’s a tombstone on a little stand. I mean, DUH!
It’s a seat support partition, needed to hold up the seat next to the partition. If there were two bucket seats (or a bench seat) the partition wouldn’t be needed.
it’s for the ladies…so creepers can’t see up their skirts!