Ideal subway seating has fewer middle seats

Posted on April 18, 2013

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NEW YORK CITY — Transit planners studying subway passenger behavior to help design the ideal subway car interior found that passengers prefer standing near a doors and avoid middle seats.

Researcher recommendations for designing a subway car include placing vertical poles in the middle to maximize that premium near-the-door space for short-trip passengers and transverse seating at the ends of the cars for long-distance riders, according to a WIRED article. For the full story, click here.

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