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The most uncomfortable sitting structure in a bus stop

By SYF77 on 29 Jan 2012

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Recently, I walked pass the bus stop in from of Eunos MRT station along Sims Ave and canít help but to notice this steel structure that the commuters were sitting on. I call it a steel structure and not a bench as it does not look like one at all. It certainly does not feel like one too.

The structure has quite a high ground clearance. As evident from the image above, most people are unable to rest their 2 feet on the ground if they are seated on the structure. They will need to tip toe just to touch the ground, like the lady in the white Polo T.

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The structure is made of 2 horizontal cylindrical bars. When seated on, the bum will actually sink in between the bars with both legs overhanging the front bar. It creates a natural slouching position. In addition, the bum will feel uncomfortable due to lack of support.

I am not sure if the design of the structure has been studied ergonomically before implementation. Fortunately, it appears that this structure is not implemented in other bus stops island-wide. I hope that the structure gets replaced with a more conventional bench in time to come.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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GrandCruiser Jan 29 2012 11:27 AM
As mentioned in several newspapers and websites many years ago - the designers said that this thing is not for sitting but for commuters to rest their back/bum/etc on the thing for several minutes before the bus arrives.
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