What I’ve Got: Shuttle Accessibility

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I didn’t spot this until a couple days ago, and I wonder what it was like when someone first proposed the idea. 

We’re all familiar with the bright yellow strip on buses that allow riders to indicate when they need to get off. Usually, they are located on/near the window and on handle bars. Some come with the red “STOP” buttons, while others have strings that riders can pull. However, it did not occur to me how accessible they would be to others who do not sit in the regular seats. On a shuttle ride back to the quad, I noticed this short yellow strip that was designed for riders with accessibility needs, and found it to be so simple yet so often overlooked! The location of this strip makes it quite convenient for riders in wheel chairs to request their stop, and I hope to see more designs like this that are small but necessary. 

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