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The priority seating signs already read:
"Federal law requires that these seats be available to persons with disabilities and seniors."
That's already fairly strong wording. I don't believe a slight change in wording would change behaviors.

There could be other ways to change behaviors; greater enforcement and fines, or a public "share the seat" campgaign, but neither would likely have a lasting effect.

How about a design-oriented solution? Consider making the seats bright red or bright blue (markedly different than the other seats) with a large wheelchair + seniors icon directly on the fabric. I believe bright seat covers could be much more visible and effective at generating long-lasting results than reprinted signs.

I know the comments section is not the venue to propose new ideas, but I mention these to say that I don't believe printing new signs is the most effective or transformative MetroGreater pilot project.

by Pat R on Aug 15, 2016 1:08 pm • linkreport

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