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Sunday 21st September 2014
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Why is the seat of a bus stop sloped forwards?

Question

Why is the seat of a bus stop sloped forwards? You can’t sit on it without sliding off. You may as well not have a seat at all.
Sylvia, Willesden

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Alex, Richmond
Qualification: Read a TfL interview on it
Answer: It’s to stop people sitting on them all day. They were ergonomically-designed for you to rest your bottom on them, but keep your feet on the ground. They were not meant for sitting on to avoid homeless people to sit on or sleep.

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