Seoul, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The design of seats reserved for expecting mothers in the trains of Seoul Metro will be renewed, so that they stand out more.
Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that they would renew the design of the ‘seats for expecting mothers’, so that subway passengers could yield their seats to pregnant women. The change will be applied to subway lines 2 and 5, starting from the latter part of July.
There are currently two seats that are reserved for expecting mothers in each car, and a sticker that says ‘For Pregnant People’ marks the seats.
But when someone is already sitting in on of the seats, the sticker cannot be seen, raising criticism that the sticker has no effect on people yielding seats to pregnant women.
As such, the design will change, decorating the seat and floor pink, and making it easier for people to notice. A sticker with a pictogram of a pregnant woman will be posted, with a note that says ‘This is the seat for a future protagonist’ written on the bottom.
The new design will be applied to 2,884 seats on line 2 and line 5 subway trains. It will be expanded to other lines after gathering public opinions.
By M.H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)