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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Priority Seat Moquette

I wonder if people on the District Line are particularly bad about giving up seats? If so, the new(-ish) moquette on the seats makes it pretty clear where the priority seats are:

Priority Seat Moquette

Not content with the sign on the glass above them, some "priority seats" have the bright orange "give-up-this-seat-to-someone-who-needs-it-more-than- you" icon emblazoned on the seat upholstery.

Although admittedly if I saw a jaundiced looking man with a seat growing out of his leg and a woman with a young child attached to his arm, I'd move out if his way pretty sharpish.

Before we pat London on the back for being innnovative, it looks like we are behind the Japanese with this, who've gone for a more subtle approach. Probably too subtle for many people.

Photo by cybernezumi

But I wonder how long it will take for someone to do a spoof of the priority seating signs similar to the Japanese subway spoof

Japanese Priority Seating Spoof


Here's what it normally looks like

Photo by psd


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