Posted by on February 8, 2018
Categories: BART Crime Bay Area

BART is using a little comedy to try and keep people from peeing on the elevators and hogging seats on the trains, among other things.

BART has enlisted graphic design students from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco to help combat bad behavior and encourage positive rider etiquette.

Starting this month and rotating throughout the year, riders will see the results of this partnership, which include about a dozen poster designs for trains and inside stations taking on topics such as backpack etiquette, elevator cleanliness, littering, fare evasion, behavior on trains, and more.

“We asked the students to come up with something attention grabbing, engaging, honest and playful,” said Alicia Trost, BART Spokesperson, who worked with the students in addition to BART’s Art Program Manager Jennifer Easton and Tim Chan, Acting Group Manager of Stations Planning. “We also wanted to embrace ideas and campaigns that younger generations would relate to and connect with,” Trost said.

All 12 posters are shown below:

5 responses to Will It Work? BART Uses Comedy to Keep People from Peeing on Elevators, Littering and Doing Other Bad Things (12 Posters)

  1. OAKREZ February 8th, 2018 at 10:30 am

    This will never work. When a jerk needs to go to the bathroom he won’t wait, he will just whip it out whereever he wants, including on the train.

  2. tired of idiots February 8th, 2018 at 10:35 am

    How about we just enforce the rules and laws and quit trying to be cute. Pee, sticky substances on my seat (both from humans and food), not moving for a pregnant lady and just being an overall ass isn’t cute and why BART would try to make it funny is beyond me. Just put more cops on trains to bust the idiots. These posters are what’s wrong with society. You can’t make people change by being cute. The posters will just end up being written on, defecated on and torn up. What a joke. We need more cops!

  3. Barney February 8th, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Most probably can’t even read or they’re just too drunk or high to care.

  4. Ugh! February 8th, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Love how all of the “actual” messages are in too small of a font for anyone to read who is standing more than 12 inches away from the poster. A BART bad design usual! More waste of money and it won’t work. unfortunately, BART will have to do its job and actually clean up BART and get rid of the group of transients that are allowed to continually destroy BART property to the detriment of riders and taxpayers. BART Management and the BART Board should be ashamed of itself for how BART is managed. Pathetic service, transit village construction has made the stations unsafe for passengers and access difficult. BART is a horrible transit agency with bloated salaries that cannot continued to be supported by taxpayers. Taxpayers should filed a class action lawsuit against BART and make BART actually perform on its promises to the public. E-BART will be a disaster.

  5. Teeps February 8th, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    The people I see doing this kind offer stuff on BART are belligerent and could care less what others think. The only way to handle this is to have the BART cops do their jobs and enforce the rules. I saw a guy in a crowded Civic Center station around 6pm on a weekday totally drunk and pissing all over the platform. This is an easy problem to solve. Have someone enforce riding with a fare! Have someone patrolling the platforms looking for this I kind of stuff.