There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Miss Manners on Transit

Here's something else that San Francisco has that Sacramento could use. (HT TransitIntelligence)

Bloggers take on ill-mannered transit users
Greatly annoyed by breaches of etiquette aboard public transportation in San Francisco, two women decided to create a blog that would instruct and enlighten commuters in common bus and rail courtesy. Their blog, called Muni Manners, has developed a strong following in its first year. "This new kind of etiquette guide picks up where Miss Manners leaves off," they say. Read the blog>>


wburg said...

There was supposed to be a series of RT ads discussing things like courtesy on trains--I saw some of the original sketches at an RT presentation about a year and a half ago...wonder what happened to it?

John said...

I recall seeing one, maybe two posters inside light rail cars. But it certainly wasn't a sustained campaign.

Still, it would be fun if more RT riders would take an interest in this sort of rider participation. A Dos and Donts RT manners discussion spiced with tales of real-world experience could be hilarious.