Muni adds safety pole near locked seats
SFMTA is adding new metal poles near those seats that have been locked up since 2014 for safety reasons, according to SFBay News. These poles (heh heh) are for your safety, folks, but if they happen to inspire some new dance moves like these sexy beasts on the L here … well, it wouldn’t be the first time!
More from SFBay News:
SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose said the transit agency is making an effort to make it safe for riders who stand in that area by providing an extra pole connected to the locked seats for riders to hold onto.
Rose said the transit agency is testing the new pole on 50 buses and will make an assessment in six months on the added safety measure.
In 2014, SFMTA locked up these front-facing seats with a safety message because the bus manufacturer feared that there’s nothing stopping you from flying forward if the bus were to suddenly lurch.
Unfortunately, even with the safety pole installed, you still can’t sit in those, seats so they will continue to mock you on any crowded bus until SFMTA replaces its fleet.
Photo by josephbergen
Those locked seats are an unforgivable embarrassment to MUNI. I hope the manufacturer gave the agency a huge chunk of change to compensate them for this manufacturing defect.
^ This! Why haven’t they engineered and installed a safe replacement at the manufacturer’s expense?!?
The picture shows side-facing seats, rather than the locked front-facing seats, so it doesn’t illustrate the problem (or solution).
they had a couple installed a few months ago….