TransLink was recently asking Vancouverites for suggestions on the best seating design for new SkyTrain cars. Hopefully they saw this video from Cheddar on a study done for New York’s transit system:
Are the cars the MTA uses currently the best for the way we ride the subway? In 2013, researchers from Operations Planning Group at NYCT submitted their improved design to the Transportation Research Board.
(Click headline of post to show video.)
Yeah, it’s fodder for ELMTOTs*, but it also an exploration of human behaviour in confined spaces and how design affects us.
* Urban Dictionary: “Stands for Expo Line Memes for TransLink Oriented Teens. It’s a Facebook group for over 1300 kids-with-no-life to share memes of Vancouver.”
And doesn’t that screen capture above look like Vancouver? It’s probably Long Island City, as the East River shoreline transforms into False Creek.