Friday, November 09, 2018

Pet Peeve, Bad Bus Design

Israel's intercity buses are starting to cause me pain. That's because they have the bell, which announces to the driver that he must stop at the next stop, on the ceiling.

I'm short and I have short arms. There's no way I can reach it while sitting. And even if I stand up, I end up pulling my arm and re-injuring my shoulder.

So, I pray that someone else, who is getting off at the same stop will ring it. Or I ask another passenger to ring the bell. And if there's no one available, I try to get the driver's attention to inform him that I need to get off the bus at the upcoming stop.

I may be wrong, but it seems like the bus designers are all taller than me with longer arms. And they don't travel on buses.

Do you have this problem or anything similar?


Sandra said...

I would have that problem too. Little and short arms and painful shoulder. Not a good combination when designers don’t consider us! Luckily here in U.K.buses have low stop buttons. I’m reminded of the brand new primary school I once worked in, where the designer had put trendy hessian on the walls and said we couldn’t put any pictures up!. What did he ( and it was a he) know about children?

Batya Medad said...

Within the cities it's better planned. I look for a seat with a ringer nearby whenever possible.