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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Transit | 4 comments

Have a Seat

Via The Daily City

Rollins student Brendan O’Connor is bringing attention to public transportation and the need for seating at bus stops across the city with his project called “Sit.” He fixes up old chairs and delivers them to bus stops.

I got the idea one day while I was hopping on my bike to ride to Rollins. There was this woman holding tight to the Lynx bus stop sign trying not to fall down. She was clearly suffering from the heat, but had nowhere to sit. So that night I took an extra chair that I had in the garage, painted it up and left it her stop. Ever since, I haven’t been able to stop!

Read more about The Sit Project.

Bravo Brendan!

4 Comments

  1. I’ve seen those around and wondered what the deal was. Thanks for this.

  2. It’s a cool idea, but somehow I wonder . . . Let’s just say that Park Avenue in Winter Park had a bus line. It doesn’t, but let’s just say it did. How long do you think they would be tolerated?

    I would hope that they would be replaced with “proper” seating, but probably not.

    Now that their old director is gone, is Lynx still going to put in the multi-million dollar Iphone QLink app thing she was so fond of? Jeepers, I can’t afford to pay $100 a month for cell phone service, but Lynx thinks they will attract people who can? They could sure buy a lot of seats with that kind of money.

    If you don’t know what I am talking about, here is a link to the article.
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-08-08/business/os-gps-lynx-smart-phone-20100802_1_lynx-manager-smart-phone-orlando-lynx

  3. Just in the last month or so, I’ve seen crews installing shelters with seating at stops along Semoran Blvd and Curry Ford Road.

  4. I have seen a number of those decorated chairs around town, especially on Robinson. That is so cool. Some of them were cleverly decorated and looked like some sort of urban art project. I love it!