In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a minute to appreciate all of the excellent transport and urban planning inspired Halloween costumes out there.
Scouring the web reveals endless possibilities for creative costumes with a message about urban living. From Planetizen’s list of costumes for urban planners (personal rapid transit, pocket park, roundabout…) to getups for cyclists (commuter, recreational cyclist…), and eco-inspired alternatives (global warming, Mother Earth, FrankenFood…), it’s clear this holiday has gotten the sustainability cities bug.
A few of our favorite transport inspired costumes, and costumes spotted on public transport
“Muni Mash” scares passengers into courteous behavior on public buses
This year, Halloween was even used as a tool by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to “scare” riders on public buses into observing common courtesies with fellow passengers – like giving up a seat to elderly or disabled individuals. This is the latest twist on a movement to improve behavior on public transport, like Perth, Australia’s “Two Hoots” campaign. Co-funded by The Arc, a San Francisco based organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, SFMTA produced “The Muni Mash” – a parody of Bobby Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers’ classic “Monster Mash.”
Did you see anything out of the ordinary during your commute on public transport today? Leave a description of the best costume you saw in the comment section!