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Lower Bars for Short Riders

Add more waist-level horizontal grab bars, vertical floor-to-ceiling bars, and lower overhead handholds for short riders, especially in cars with large standing-room areas around the doors.

Riders shorter than about 5'6" can't reach many of the overhead grab bars and lower handholds are often scarce, especially in crowded cars with large standing-only areas. This is a problem for safety as well as comfort.

Submitted by: Carrie J., Arlington, VA


This problem has been solved by the 7000-series cars, so as more of them replace older cars, you'll see this. Don't expect older cars not long for this world to be retrofitted.

by Kirby on Jul 15, 2016 10:38 am • linkreport

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