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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:53 AM

Chicago: Riders divided on CTA bench seats





By Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune reporter
7:16 a.m. CDT, October 22, 2012


The aisle-facing, bucket-style seats on the new CTA rail cars have prompted strong reactions among riders though evenly split pro and con, an unscientific survey suggests.

More than 2,500 people participated in the online poll conducted this month by the Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicago-area group that promotes safe transportation, bicycle use and other alternatives to automobiles.

Forty-nine percent said they would prefer New York-style benches with no defined separation between passengers instead of the individual "scoop" seats that are on the CTA's new 5000 Series rail cars, the Active Transportation Alliance reported.

Forty-eight percent of respondents said they prefer the scoop, or bucket-style, seats, and 3 percent said they had no preference, the poll found. ..................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cta-seats-survey-1022-20121022,0,186152.story



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:59 AM

1. I like looking out the window

and I don't like someone's ass in my face or vice versa.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:06 AM

2. New York has had both types on different subway lines. n/t

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